UN Commends Beijing Airport for Green Policies

Added On December 8, 2017

The UN has released a new report stating China's Beijing Capital International Airport has made strong progress in reducing its carbon footprint.
The results are due to a substantial uptake of clean energy and transport systems.
The UN Environment made the statement in a report on Wednesday during the third edition of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.
The report states that Beijing Capital International Airport cut carbon emissions by 16 percent between 2014 to 2016 by reducing the use of fossil fuels to power its key operations.
The report also showed the use of gasoline and diesel vehicles in the airport was decreased by 45 and 49 percent respectively between 2010 and 2016.
The airport's per capita water consumption also decreased by 10 percent between 2012 and 2015.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) ZHANG WEI, VP, Capital International Airport 
" As China's number one gateway we hope to show the more social responsibility in raising awareness about eco-friendly development and make strong efforts in the green development of the civil aviation industry. We hope that in the future we can work together with more Chinese airports and also international airports."
Beijing Capital International Airport, which is China's largest, handled an estimated 90 million passengers in 2016 and is a major source of employment in the metropolis.