Delhi airport is all set to become a net-zero carbon emission by the year 2030. The information was given to operator DIAL on Tuesday.

Carbon neutral or Net zero carbon emission refers to the policy of not increasing carbon emissions and reducing carbon through offsets. The announcement about the 2030 target was made by Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), through a video message on November 10 at the COP26 event in Glasgow.

To become carbon neutral, Delhi Airport authorities will be following the Airport Carbon Accreditation guidelines.

To achieve the Net-Zero target, various environmentally sustainable programmes like Taxibot and electric vehicles have been introduced.

Taxibot is a semi-robotic vehicle used as a means of taxiing the plane to the runway. Taxibots have resulted in a significant reduction in aviation turbine fuel consumption by aircraft for ground movement. IGIA is a level 4+ (Transition) accredited airport under Airports Council International’s (ACIs) Airport Carbon Accreditation program last year.

Commercial aviation is responsible for about two to three per cent of the global carbon emissions. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has given up flying to reduce her carbon footprint, boosting the “flight shame” movement in Europe and other parts of the world.

Source: Business Today