Munich Airport will be the first German airport to have carbon-neutral operations, and will do so by 2030. This ambitious climate protection goal involves the airport using a wide array of technical steps to reduce the CO2 emissions that can be attributed directly to its operations by 60 percent by 2030. It will then balance out the remaining 40 percent with suitable projects that in as far as possible will take place within the region. The Munich Airport Group will invest a total of 150 million euros by 2030 for this climate protection program.
The airport goes carbon-neutral
«Guide and Influence»
Munich Airport is working towards cutting third-party emissions on the airport campus over the long term (Scope 3). To help it achieve this, FMG has developed a series of «Guide and influence» measures: collaborations, climate alliances, or financial incentives (such as emissions-based landing charges) aim to help companies based at the airport and their customers to reduce CO2 emissions.
Fields of action for reducing carbon, Scopes 1 & 2
By increasing its efficiency and applying technical innovations, FMG is set to reduce CO2 emissions by 60 percent.
Thinking about the future today
Munich Airport’s new climate protection strategy relates to Scopes 1 and 2, meaning that it is geared towards all emissions that FMG is able to impact directly.
Our aim of enabling the operation of our 5-star airport to become carbon-neutral means we are setting the course for sustainable and resource-efficient aviation.
|Division||Measure||Estimated potential savings per year|
|Energy supply||Increased use of renewable energy||50,000 t of CO2|
|Building technology||Improved use of energy in new construction projects||30,000 t of CO2|
|Vehicle pool/mobility||Expansion of electromobility||11,000 t of CO2|
|Airport-specific equipment||Switch to LED technology for navigation lighting on the runways||4,000 t of CO2|