Finavia publishes new responsibility programme

by Anja
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Jan 12, 2023 8:51:55 AM

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Finavia aims to reduce carbon emissions to near zero

In the new responsibility programme of the Finnish airport operator Finavia, the main goal is to reduce carbon emissions from airports. The goal is to be achieved by the end of 2025.

"Since 2019, Finavia's operations at all its airports have been carbon neutral. We have taken practical measures and have been able to reduce carbon emissions by 64% compared to ten years ago. Next, we aim for our airports to have net zero emissions," says Mikko Viinikainen, Finavia's Vice President of Sustainability and Environment.

Already next year, four airports in Lapland are expected to reach net-zero levels: Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Ivalo and Kuusamo. Helsinki Airport will follow in 2024.

100% of the electricity Finavia uses has already been from wind and solar power for several years. The airport's maintenance vehicles are fuelled with renewable diesel produced from waste and residual materials. To neutralise the remaining carbon dioxide emissions, Finavia participates in projects that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, for example reforestation in areas where there is none. 

More on the new responsibility programme of Finavia.

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