Copenhagen Airport is part of the international aviation industry which, according to the United Nations’ climate panel (IPCC) accounts for a total of approximately 2-3% of global CO2 emissions. By far the majority of aviation emissions come from aircraft operations in the air.
By comparison, the transport sector as a whole accounts for about 14% of CO2 emissions worldwide.
At Copenhagen Airport, air traffic is also the greatest source of CO2 emissions. In addition, car transport to and from the airport contributes significantly to the airport’s overall emissions.
Less energy consumption = less CO2
Over a number of years, Copenhagen Airports (CPH) has taken a number of initiatives which help reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the company’s activities. For example, CPH aims to reduce its overall power consumption by 10% or more by 2012, compared with 2007.
CPH is continuously enhancing its climate action by a number of new measures which you can read more about in this section. At the same time, CPH is working closely with the other companies at the airport to reduce overall emissions from the airport through projects and campaigns and by guiding and influencing the parties to climate-friendly operations to the widest possible extent.
Key players within the Nordic aviation sector are now joining forces in an initiative for the development of sustainable aviation fuels (read more)
Environmental and climate policy
CPH's environmental and climate policy ensures that Copenhagen Airport and Roskilde Airport are operated and developed in a responsible manner in order to enable sustained improvemnts in our environmental results
Climate and energy
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aviation accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions.
Aircraft noise is a huge environmental challenge for any airport, as well as the greatest environmental concern, naturally, of the people living near the airport. CPH monitors noise from all flight operations round the clock
The air around the airport is affected by several different factors
Water and soil
To insure no environmental risk and impacts on soil, water and local communities from airport activity and maintenance the quality of drinking water, surface water, groundwater and soil conditions is continuously monitored
CPH removes waste from the three passenger terminals and from CPH’s maintenance facilities and administration buildings. Other companies are responsible for disposing of waste from aircraft and other activities on the ground, such as maintenance and catering