Stargate Airports sign up to the Toulouse Declaration
Brussels Airport, together with over 200 other airports across Europe, has signed the Toulouse Declaration, an important agreement that marks a new chapter in Europe’s journey towards aviation’s net zero 2050 goal. The Toulouse Declaration marks the first time that European Governments, the European Commission, industry, unions and other key stakeholders formally align on aviation decarbonisation.
Launched by the French Presidency to the EU on the 4th February 2022, the so-called “Toulouse Declaration” is the first-ever public-private initiative supporting European aviation’s goal to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This is also the first joint initiative of its kind globally, aligning all EU stakeholders on the principles and actions needed to decarbonise and transform Europe’s aviation sector, representing a true breakthrough.
The Stargate airports fully endorse the Declaration, which complements its objective of reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the latest, first set out in June 2019 in the ACI EUROPE Resolution committing European airports to this ambitious goal. Together with ACI Europe and over 200 other airports across the continent, Stargate’s lighthouse and three fellow airports have signed the Toulouse Declaration.
“For more than ten years Brussels Airport has been committed to a major reduction in CO2. Brussels Airport is already CO2 neutral according to the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme of ACI Europe since 2018, and we are working hard to further reduce our emissions. It is important that all stakeholders join forces to further green the aviation sector, and we are fully committed to play our part.”, says Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE said: “Each and every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry, as an economy and as a society. They continue to demonstrate ambition, vision and excellence in their sustainable actions. I admire and applaud each and every one of them.”
Brussels Airport is confident to reach its goal by further working on energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure including renewable energy sources, the further electrification of its company fleet as well as ground handling equipment, improving the modal split and use of public transport, initiatives regarding waste management and waste reduction, and through upcoming projects regarding electric taxiing and sustainable aviation fuels.
For more information on the Toulouse Declaration: https://www.aci-europe.org/toulouse-declaration