As expressed through the international climate agreement in Paris the world community intends to limit global warming caused by greenhouse gases to well below 2°C and possibly to 1.5°C. Like nearly every business, airport operations produce emissions that contribute to climate change. Stuttgart Airport recognizes its responsibility to further improve its carbon footprint and to reduce its environmental impact to a minimum.
The airport is accelerating towards climate protection with two reduction targets: we intend to half our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as compared to 1990. By 2050 Stuttgart Airport’s operations are to be entirely carbon-neutral. Up until now, we already managed to reduce 33 percent of our direct emissions.
The challenging plan is to be realized through efficiency and reduction projects on the compound. Specifically, this means that the electric fleet will have to be continuously increased, more electricity will have to be produced from alternative sources and energy storages massively expanded. Beyond that new buildings and refurbishments have the potential to save energy and decrease CO2 emissions.
For Stuttgart Airport to reach climate-neutrality by 2050, we count on technological innovations (i.e. for a more efficient energy production in solar plants and better storage facilities) to be introduced in the coming 30 years.