Airport industry carbon standard takes on another continent

Pictured at the certification ceremony of Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport are Mr. Ali Tounsi (Secretary General, ACI AFRICA) presenting the “Mapping” certificate to Ms. Eda Bildiricioglu (Operations Services Manager, TAV).

The independent, institutionally endorsed programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation has already won praise from ICAO, UNEP and the EU’s Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas. It has also just achieved a place in the Top 10 shortlist of the EU’s World You Like Contest – an EU-wide competition for projects which help achieve a low carbon economy. The contest had 269 entrants and the final winners – selected from the Top 10 shortlist – will be announced at the gala evening of the Sustania conference taking place in Copenhagen in November. Sigue leyendo

Gijón se certifica como destino turístico sostenible.


El pasado mes de julio la Sociedad Mixta de Turismo de Gijón superó la auditoría realizada por el Instituto de Turismo Responsable que avala el trabajo realizado en la ciudad en materia de sostenibilidad turística según los parámetros exigidos por el estándar Biosphere Destination. Sigue leyendo

Carbon-Neutral Lunch: Costa Rica Looks to Lead on Climate-Friendly

A carbon-neutral lunch in Costa Rica. (Photo: Sam Eaton)

Costa Rica has become a laboratory for reducing the climate impact of agriculture since the country announced four years ago that it would become the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021. Scientists, small-scale farmers and industrial plantations are all taking part in the effort. Sam Eaton reports in the latest installment in our «What’s for Lunch» series on food and climate change.

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