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Perth Airport partners with Carbon Neutral to step up commitment


Ryan Borrett


May 2022

As part of its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, Perth Airport has partnered with Carbon Neutral to offset its bus fleets as well as offering motorists the opportunity to offset their trip to and from the airport when booking parking online.

Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said that Perth Airport has committed to become carbon neutral by 2030 and is continually looking for opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint.

“As a first step, we have committed to offset more than 300 tonnes of emissions from our bus fleet,” Mr Brown said.

“This is an interim measure as we work towards migrating to a fully electric vehicle fleet. Customers who book their parking online will also be able to tick the box to ‘offset’ their personal journey to and from the airport at a cost of 88 cents.

“Our new partnership with Carbon Neutral will purchase offsets within the Western Australian Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project.”

“Carbon Neutral uses the highest standard available for carbon offsetting ensuring that every carbon offset is verified and accounted for. We are excited to be part of this important local project, which also generates new jobs for tree plantings, seed collection and integrated agricultural activities for the duration of the project.”

Kevin Brown, Perth Airport CEO

Carbon Neutral’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project is Australia’s largest biodiverse reforestation sink, with over 30 million trees and shrubs planted across more than 15,000 hectares in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia.

Carbon Neutral’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project is generating carbon credits by restoring ecosystems on degraded land.

Mr Brown said that the Perth Airport was looking at ways of using new infrastructure projects to further reduce the airport’s carbon footprint.

“The design of our first multi-storey car park in front of Terminal 1 also incorporates solar PV installation,” Mr Brown said.

“We have also started to replace all lights in our car parks with energy efficient LED.”

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