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Science-Based Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Airports


The 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
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/09/2021
Index Terms:Greenhouse gases, Aircraft exhaust gases, Air pollution, Airports,
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