Between landscape conservation, agriculture and aviation: Environmental and climate protection measures at Nuremberg Airport
At Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg, conservation does not end at the perimeter fence, nor with the achievement of certain goals. For 20 years, they have been steadily improving sustainability. There is no single concept or one-off catalogue of measures to be drawn up and implemented, but rather a number of projects ranging from electromobility to renaturation that are all the more varied and comprehensive. The airport aims to be CO2-neutral by 2050.
Electromobility is an important step, but it is by no means the only one NUE is taking towards achieving CO2 neutrality, which they are aiming for in 2050. For more than 20 years, the airport has been consistently implementing measures for sustainable airport operations. No overall concept has been developed to be implemented in the long term, but over the course of time, new fields of activity are continuing to crystallize.
Agriculture as a Partner
The members of the German Airports Association (ADV) developed a joint strategy for climate protection as early as 2009. In the ADV, the airports regularly exchange information about the best measures to be taken and thus achieve similar successes. From 2010 to 2018, the ADV airports reduced CO2 emissions by 24%. By 2030, they are aiming for a joint CO2 reduction of 50%, and by 2050, CO2 emissions should be zero.
But environmental protection does not end at the airport fence. With the renaturation of the Bucher Landgraben, the airport has created the largest green space in Nuremberg in recent times, with a smooth transition from the airport to its agricultural surroundings. A forest has been cultivated, which is interspersed with new footpaths and cycle paths.
Waste Consulting for Employees and Tenants
The residents living close to Nuremberg Airport can find out the latest news on the subject of sustainability at the Airport Festival, which takes place every two years. An “Environmental Village” not only presents the airport’s specialist department, it is also a forum for authorities, associations and environmental protection organizations. Information is also provided on the intranet and tenant network. “Projects relating to climate protection, environmental protection or energy consumption will continue to be relevant in the coming years,” says press spokesman Jan Beinssen.