One of the largest airports in Australia, Brisbane Airport (BNE), significantly accelerated its plans for reaching carbon neutrality. 

Having initially targeted 2050 to cut emissions in full, BNE airport now decided to notably slash the term. On August 5, 2022, the airport’s operator Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) officially announced cutting the net zero emissions deadline by 25 years. Thus, the airport now aims to achieve the goal by 2025. 

“This is not a new concept for us. We’ve been on this journey for 12 years, but now we are hitting fast-forward to reduce our impact on the planet,” BAC chief executive Gert-Jan de Graaff said. 

In order to meet its goal, BAC has already allocated 285 hectares of the airport’s area for an onsite carbon removal project and is committed to replacing its current ground transport with all-electric-powered vehicles.  

The airport also pledged to gradually move its activities to fully renewable energy by improving levels of recycled water use to 50% and by implementing the zero-waste-to-landfill strategy by 2030. 

“BAC has committed to working with more than 100 other airports, airlines, fuel suppliers, and industry stakeholders to put the global aviation sector on the path to net zero emissions by accelerating the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to 10% by 2030,” the airport’s operator added in the statement. 

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