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Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon-neutral hub in the Arabian Gulf

In what can best be described as a big win for the environmentalist movement, Sharjah Airport has now been certified as the first carbon-neutral airport in Gulf region.

To this end, it has attained Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation from the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

This is in keeping with the aspirations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is to ensure the aviation sector adheres to strict reduction in carbon footprint and energy consumption.

“Sharjah Airport’s attainment of the highest level of carbon neutrality reflects the efforts made by the airport in the field of environmental practices, which translate the directions of the rational leadership into the need to preserve and protect the environment. The airport has adopted many green initiatives and programmes, in line with the commitment of the United Arab Emirates towards reducing carbon emissions that fall under the UAE Green Growth Strategy and to support the national agenda to attain the UAE vision 2021.”

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority

Some of the initiatives expected to ensure the airport maintains its carbon neutrality include: energy conservation initiatives, clean energy projects and circular economic initiatives to encourage all stakeholders of the airport to engage and contribute to good practice.