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7th annual Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium ‘ACES – Athens’ 7th annual Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium ‘ACES – Athens’

AIA’s Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Athens International Airport (AIA) announced ‘ROUTE 2025’, its official commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025, prior to the target of 2050 set by Europe's Airports in June.

Athens Airport’s commitment was announced during the 7th annual Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium ‘ACES – Athens’ held on December 04, 2019 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, honoured by the presence of Greek minister of tourism, Harry Theoharis, Alexandra Sdoukou, secretary general for energy & mineral resources at Ministry for the Environment and Energy, and attended by 200 top executives from the air transport, finance, and tourism sectors.

In the official commitment -which was signed jointly by Yiannis Paraschis, CEO, Athens International Airport, and Olivier Jankovec, director general, ACI EUROPE - Athens Airport, with a focus on 2025, committed to submit to ACI EUROPE:

• By second quarter 2020, a detailed roadmap for the self-production of clean electricity within the airport boundaries via solar power for self-consumption purposes, aiming to cover 100 pecent of the Airport company's electricity needs, which corresponds to 91,1 percent of its current carbon footprint.

• By fourth quarter 2020, a detailed roadmap for addressing the remaining 8,9 percent of its carbon footprint corresponding to direct emissions from fuel consumption onsite (via initiatives such as the use of electric vehicles, biodiesel, heat pumps, etc).