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Green Airport Workshop held in Beijing


The Green Airport Workshop was held in Beijing on January 23, 2018 to promote the development of sustainable airports in China. This event was co-organized by the World Bank and the Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport (Jiangxi Province) Project Management Office.

About 100 participants attended this workshop, including representatives from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), China Civil Airports Association (CCAA), and Capital Airport Holding Company (CAH); experts from Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Group (BIAD); and airport operators from Beijing, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Sichuan, Jining, Haikou and Urumqi.

The workshop featured presentations by international and domestic experts. Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger presented findings from The Aviation Industry’s Response to Environmental Challenges and highlighted green technologies for airport lighting, energy production and savings, water recycling, and waste management. Mr. Panagiotis Karamanos, the Bank’s Environment & Aviation Consultant, explained how Airport Carbon Accreditation plays a key role in the management of carbon dioxide emissions at airports. Currently there are 209 accredited airports worldwide (four levels of certification); only 39 are in the Asia-Pacific region, including one each in Beijing, Macau, and Hong Kong.

According to CAAC, the number of airports in China has grown rapidly and there is an increased awareness of the need to promote airport sustainability. Although there were only 144 airports nationwide in 2002, an estimated 260 will be constructed by 2020 and 370 by 2025. To improve airport sustainability, 22 Chinese airports have begun adopting energy-saving and environment-friendly measures in construction, water usage, power generation, and operation. Representatives from Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport, Beijing New Airport, Kunming Changshui Airport, and Qingdao Jiaodong Airport presented sustainable practices currently in place at their airports. Examples included the implementation of building information modelling and the use of LED lights, geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, and light wells. Additionally, Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport representatives indicated that the airport is dedicated to becoming the second Airport Carbon Accredited airport in mainland China.



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2018-01-12 Environmental Safeguards Management of Shangrao Airport Project

The document introduces the objectives, key components, preparation, implementation and successful experience of the environmental safeguards management project in Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport.

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Karamanos WB ACA Presentation 19012018

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