New Delhi, Sept 28: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, run by GMR consortium-Airports Autority of India, has become the first carbon-neutral airport in the Asia-Pacific region following a series of measures taken by it to reduce its carbon footprint, including setting up of a 7.84 MW solar power plant.
The announcement was made by the international body of aerodrome operators across the world, ACI, during the Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation has upgraded Delhi Airport to the highest level of certification available to airports across the world -- a level 3+ neutrality.
Carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon emissions over an entire year are zero or when the airport absorbs or offsets the same amount of emission that was generated.
"Delhi Airport aims to increase its solar power generation capacity to 20 MW by 2020," Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) Chief Executive Officer I. Prabhakara Rao said.