The GMR consortium-AAI run Delhi Airport has
become the first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific following a series of
measures taken by it to reduce 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 yesterday.
Airport Carbon Accreditation has upgraded Delhi Airport to highest level of
certification -- a level 3+ neutrality -- available to airports across the
world, according to a release. 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.