The Special Envoy for Climate Affairs and CEO of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Daina praised Bahrain’s achievement in the field of reducing carbon emissions at airports, as Bahrain International Airport (BIA) was able to meet all requirements to upgrade to Level 3 ‘Optimization’, as stipulated by the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program.
The Special Envoy commended Bahrain Airport Company (BAC)’s efforts and the Health, Safety and Environment team at the airport to reduce carbon emissions and the environmental impact of the new terminal, stressing the keenness of SCE to continue supporting the efforts adopted by various sectors in the Kingdom to preserve the environment and limiting the effects of climate change, BNA reports.
Dr. Bin Daina noted that this achievement is added to the series of Bahrain’s achievements in the field of environmental preservation, adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change, especially that BIA is among the 25 airports in Asia and the Middle East that have obtained this accreditation, which reflects the commitment of the airport’s employees and their keenness to develop Bahrain’s reputation in this field, which contributes to achieving the sustainable development goals in the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.
He said that BIA’s quest for carbon neutrality and obtaining the Gold certificate in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) reflects Bahrain’s interest in sustainable development, which depends on moving at a steady pace towards prosperity and development through the best modern methods to maintain a balance between modern renaissance and sustainable development that take into account human safety and the environment, wishing to achieve more environmental achievements that contribute to sustainable development goals.
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