Sydney Airport sets course for net zero by 2030

It has pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy and transition to zero-emission fleets

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Sydney Airport has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030.

This pledge incorporates all emissions under its operational control; Scope 1 emissions, which are generated by its fleet and natural gas use and Scope 2, which are created in the production of its electricity needs.

Its Scope 2 emissions make up 93% of its emissions under operational control and it will tackle this by switching to 100% renewable energy. The 7% of its operational emissions caused by Scope 1, will be tackled by transitioning its vehicles to low or zero-emission technologies and offsetting.

The Airport has pledged to provide its retail and commercial tenants renewable energy and to instigate their uptake of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to tackle Scope 3 emissions. These are the emissions outside of its operational control but occur as a result of its activities.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “The aviation industry has a critical role to play in combatting climate change and we are making this commitment with clear line of sight to the outcom, and definite actions to get there.

“We are always on the lookout for ways we can do more and our commitment to achieve net zero by 2030 extends our leadership on sustainability.”