Brussels Airport, together with over 200 other airports across Europe, has signed the Toulouse Declaration, an important agreement that marks a new chapter in Europe’s journey towards aviation’s net zero 2050 goal. The Toulouse Declaration marks the first time that European Governments, the European Commission, industry, unions and other key stakeholders formally align on aviation decarbonization.
For more than ten years Brussels Airport has been committed to a major reduction in CO2. It is important that all stakeholders join forces to further green the aviation sector.Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company
Launched by the French Presidency to the EU on the 4th February 2022, the so-called “Toulouse Declaration” is the first-ever public-private initiative supporting European aviation’s goal to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This is also the first joint initiative of its kind globally, aligning all EU stakeholders on the principles and actions needed to decarbonize and transform Europe’s aviation sector, representing a true breakthrough.
Brussels Airport fully endorses the Declaration, which complements its objective of reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the latest, first set out in June 2019 in the ACI EUROPE Resolution committing European airports to this ambitious goal. Together with ACI Europe and over 200 other airports across the continent, Brussels Airport has signed the Toulouse Declaration.
Each and every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry, as an economy and as a society.Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE
Brussels Airport is confident to reach its goal by further working on energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure including renewable energy sources, the further electrification of its company fleet as well as ground handling equipment, improving the modal split and use of public transport, initiatives regarding waste management and waste reduction, and through upcoming projects regarding electric taxiing and sustainable aviation fuels.