Riga Airport commits to achieving net zero by 2050

It plans to build its first solar park and restore its buildings to make them more energy efficient

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Riga Airport has pledged to achieve net zero for its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) emissions by 2050.

It has joined the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe initiative Net Zero 2050.

The Airport has stated its electricity and fuel consumption are its two main sources of emissions and it will tackle these by building its first solar park and restoring its buildings to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

It has set a target of dealing with its Scope 3 (indirect) emissions in the coming years, once it has put a concrete plan in place for its direct emissions.

Laila Odina, Chairperson, said: “Riga Airport continuously works on reduction of the amount of carbon emissions. By taking several important measures, the Airport has managed to reduce the amount of emissions by 32% over the period of last five years.

“Riga Airport has been certified for Level 2 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and in 2020 it developed its first carbon management plan for 2020–2023. The plan includes new goals to reduce emissions until 2023 and aims to improve the Airport’s performance in achieving climate goals.”

 

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