UAE’s Sharjah Aiport becomes ‘first carbon-neutral airport in Gulf’

The airport has been awarded with Level 3+ carbon neutrality accreditation for its record low carbon emissions in the past year

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Sharjah Airport has become the ‘first carbon-neutral airport in the Gulf Cooperation Council’ and the ‘second in the Middle East’ to achieve Level 3+ carbon neutrality accreditation.

This means carbon dioxide emissions during a full year are zero, as verified by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and issued by Airports Council International.

The airport has adopted many green initiatives and programmes in line with the commitment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Environmental and sustainability projects implemented by Sharjah Airport include energy conservation, clean energy and circular economy initiatives to encourage all partners to engage and promote sustainability goals.

The officials of the airport also monitor electricity and water consumption and have introduced an integrated waste management system, targeted at zero landfill waste.

His Excellency Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority said: “Sharjah Airport’s attainment of the highest level of carbon-neutrality reflects the efforts made by the airport in the field of environmental practices, which translate the directions of the rational leadership into the need to preserve and protect the environment.”