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Three new Brazilian airports on the environmental certification list

The Airport International Council for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) reported that three more Brazilian airports have joined the list of those that have accreditation in the only international airport environmental certification program. Florianopolis International Airport, Vitoria International Airport, and Macae Airport, all operated by the concessionaire Zurich Airport Brasil, have just received the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certification, level 1 (Mapping). This is the only global carbon management certification program approved for airports that independently assesses and recognizes airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: – Level 1 ‘Mapping’ : the Airport maps its carbon footprint, identifies sources, and calculates annual emissions; – Level 2 ‘Reduction’: the Airport proves the reduction of emissions with evidence of procedures and compliance with targets for carbon management; – Level 3 ‘Optimization’: the Airport expands the scope of emissions reduction and involves third parties in the process; – Level 4 ‘Neutrality’: the Airport meets the requirements of the previous stages and offsets the remaining emissions with carbon credits; – Level 5 ‘Transformation’: the Airport defines a long-term carbon management strategy aimed at the absolute reduction of emissions; and – Level 6 ‘Transition’: in addition to complying with the previous steps, the airport offsets residual carbon emissions over which it has control. Currently, more than 400 airports worldwide are a part of the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation program. In the Latin America and Caribbean region, there are 57. In addition to those operated by Zurich Airport Brasil, there are 6 other certified Brazilian airports: Brasilia International Airport, Natal International Airport, Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport (in level 1 – “Mapping”); Belo Horizonte International Airport (on level 2 – “Reduction”); and Salvador International Airport (at level 3 – “Optimization”). – https://aeroin.net/veja-quais-sao-os-tres-novos-aeroportos-brasileiros-na-lista-de-certificacao-ambiental/