ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East Engages in Sustainability Dialogue at ICAO CAEP WG2 Meeting
ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East shared its sustainability updates at the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) Working Group 2 meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
Representing ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East, Mr. Ken Lau, Senior Manager, Environment and Airport Information Technology, presented the latest environmental survey findings, aviation decarbonisation, airports climate resilience as well as the ongoing ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East Green Airports Recognition 2024 programme.
On behalf of Hong Kong Airport, ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East also presented the airport’s sustainability updates, showcasing their 2050 Net Zero Carbon Pledge, Business Partners Carbon Support Programme GSE Pooling Scheme, and achievement of Level 4 in Airport Carbon Accreditation and ESG ratings.
The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) is a technical committee of the ICAO Council established in 1983. CAEP assists the Council in formulating new policies and adopting new Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) related to aircraft noise and emissions, and more generally, to aviation environmental impact.
The aim of the Working Group 2 (WG2, Airports and Operations) is to consider environmental issues related to airports and aircraft operations in the vicinity of the airports. The objective of the work programme of WG2 is to develop and disseminate guidance to States, aviation authorities and planners on environmental issues related to airport expansion, construction and operation, define operational procedures, strategies, and opportunities. The development of global best practices in these areas can lead to the improvement of environmental management policies.
The working group meeting was well attended by global aviation environmental experts. Airports Corporation of Vietnam, Angkasa Pura II, Delhi International Airport Limited and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad were invited to the meeting to present their respective environmental sustainability initiatives.