Overwhelming scientific evidence now clearly indicates that the world’s climate is changing and the cause is very likely to be human activity.
The worst effects of climate change could be catastrophic for our planet and might include heat waves, floods and droughts, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, more frequent and severe storms and hurricanes, and damage to ecosystems and agriculture.
But this future is not inevitable. The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change said “There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now.”
The risks to our planet demand an international response, based on the best available scientific evidence. We believe there is an important debate to be had regarding climate change and our starting point is simple: aviation’s contribution is growing and we must take action now to curb emissions from flights.
Airport monitor their carbon footprint
Glasgow Airport has completed its fourth annual carbon footprinting survey. The survey, which is designed to provide a comprehensive breakdown of all the carbon emissions being used at the airport, will allow the airport to find and adopt the best solutions to manage and reduce carbon emissions.
To measure Glasgow Airport’s carbon footprint, the survey looked at the direct (gas and gas oil, company owned vehicles and refrigerants) and indirect (airport campus electricity consumption) emissions, as well as aircraft movements on the ground and close to the airport, staff and passengers journeys to and from the airport, water treatment and waste management and vehicles used by third parties and business partners.
Please note that the carbon footprint does not include emissions from aircraft in flight. These are regulated and managed through national policies.