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Abu Dhabi International Airport is the first regionally to sign up to Global Sustainability Initiative

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Abu Dhabi International Airport has become the first in the Middle East to sign up to a global initiative to promote sustainability in the aviation industry.

The Airports
Sustainability Declaration, an initiative started by Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol, ties in with current developments such as the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, COP21 and the ICAO convention on reducing aviation emissions.

Abu Dhabi International Airport is the only airport in the region and one of just 23 worldwide to sign up to the declaration, which is already implemented by leading airports such as London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, and Brisbane Airport. 

The signatories declare: “Our ambition is to strengthen a system of sustainable and resilient airports, worldwide, through collaboration, transparency, innovation, and engagement. Together, we will ambitiously work towards our vision of airports voluntarily working together in a worldwide network to be socially, environmentally and economically prosperous and to be adaptable in the face of change.”

Acting Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Airports, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori commented: “Abu Dhabi Airports is proud to be leading the regional aviation community on sustainability issues. We will work within this framework, aligning our efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our key partners in the industry, as we transition globally towards a more sustainable aviation sector.”

The aim of the declaration is to get airports around the world to sign up and work together, sharing success, expertise, and innovations in the field of sustainability. The agreement was signed by Abu Dhabi Airports at the annual Airports Going Green Conference, held this year at Fort Worth Airport in Dallas, Texas. 

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