Irish airport operator signs Toulouse Declaration
Irish airport operator, daa, has signed up to the Toulouse Declaration on Future Sustainability and Decarbonisation of Aviation, which was announced on Friday at a European Aviation Summit in France.
The declaration recognises the need for immediate action to decarbonise aviation while continuing to improve regional and global multimodal connectivity in Europe and globally.
As a signatory of this declaration, daa is striving to ensure environmentally, socially and economically sustainable and inclusive international connectivity while reaffirming its commitment to the decarbonisation of aviation by 2050.
In 2020, daa committed to a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050, along with almost 200 other European airports, in a landmark move for the airport industry.
The deadline of 2050 aligns with the European decarbonisation deadline set by the European Commission and adopted by the Council of the European Union.
The Toulouse Declaration marks the first time that European governments, national industries, unions and their relevant stakeholders are formally aligned on aviation decarbonisation.
Andrea Carroll, daa’s head of sustainability, said: “We are delighted to add our name to the list of ambitious airports focussed on mapping out the steps towards a sustainable future for the aviation sector, and for the clients and economies that depend on it.
“Under this declaration, we are committed to accelerating our path to net-zero emissions in aviation, supporting measures related to technology and innovation as we all work towards a shared goal and a greener future.”
ACI Europe director general, Olivier Jankovec, noted: “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.”