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Science-Based Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Airports
Science Based Targets Initiative is a joint initiative by the Climate
Disclosure Project, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and
the World Wildlife Fund. The goal of Science Based Targets is for entities /
organizations to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in line with
climate science, to achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement of
limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees C below pre-industrial levels.
Airports have often set GHG emissions reduction goals based on an arbitrary
number (for example, 10%), or what is likely achievable, as opposed to
developing goals based on what is required to meet global climate goals.
As more airports become interesting in aligning their climate goals with
global goals and targets, research and guidance is needed to assist airports
in determining their course of action. This project can develop
airport-specific guidance from existing Science Based Targets Initiative
information, case studies and international airport best practices.
Objective is to
develop guidance for airports, tenants and stakeholders to create
science-based targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions.
|Sponsoring Committee:||AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
|Index Terms:||Greenhouse gases, Aircraft exhaust gases, Air pollution, Airports, |
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