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ACI Asia-Pacific Environment

Green Airports Recognition

The Green Airports Recognition aims to promote environmental best practices to minimize aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognize airport members who have outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects.

By participating in this initiative, airports can share their environmental projects with other airports in the region and have the chance to be recognized for their achievements. Platinum, Gold or Silver recognition will be awarded in various airport size categories. The top submissions will be captured in the Green Airports Recognition publication.




Green Airports Recognition 2022 - Carbon Management

We have witnessed many more forward-looking countries and airports in 2021 voluntarily pledge Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 in response to climate change challenges. As the voice of airport operators and in alignment with ACI’s long-term carbon goal, ACI Asia-Pacific has selected Carbon Management as the theme for Green Airports Recognition 2022 to accentuate its importance in best practices sharing among airports along the decarbonization journey, in particular Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emission reduction. 


The call for Green Airports Recognition 2022 submissions is now open! All eligible airports across the region are cordially invited to share their revolutionary initiatives and projects on Carbon Management.



  • Applicants must be current ACI Asia-Pacific’s airport members
  • Applicants must complete Environmental Survey 2021
  • Submitted project or initiative must be completed within the last five years (2017-2021)


How to Apply

The participating airport is required to submit the completed Application Form.


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline          23 December 2021, 12:00 noon HKG Time (GMT+8)
  • Result announcement          Within Q1 2022
  • Presentation ceremony        To be confirmed  


Green Airports Recognition 2021

ACI Asia-Pacific has recognized six airport members from Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, and India for outstanding achievements in improving local air quality in the Green Airports Recognition 2021 programme. 


Over 25 million passengers per annum: 


  • Platinum – Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India 

  • Gold – Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong SAR 

  • Silver – Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei 


Less than 25 million passengers per annum:  


  • Platinum – Brisbane Airport, Brisbane, Australia 

  • Gold – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, India 

  • Silver – Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei 

For more details, read the press release


To encourage best practice sharing, each submitted project is available in the Green Airports Recognition 2021 - Air Quality Management publication. 


Environmental Aspects 


Each year, a different theme is chosen from the following environmental aspects:

  • Environmental Policy and Management (including green procurement)
  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Waste
  • Water (including both municipal water usage and wastewater discharge)
  • Energy
  • Carbon
  • Biodiversity
  • Ground transportation
  • Land & water contamination
  • Others

The Green Airports Recognition run by ACI Asia-Pacific is an excellent initiative helping airports share best practice initiatives across the region and providing recognition for those taking action to improve their environmental performance 

Adelaide Airport Limited







  • Green Airports Recognition 2021 - Air Quality Management
  • Green Airports Recognition 2020 - Water Management
  • Green Airports Recognition 2019 - Green Airport Infrastructure 
  • Green Airports Recognition 2018 - Waste Minimization 
  • Green Airports Recognition 2017 - Energy Management


 View Publications 


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