Finavia aims to reduce its carbon emissions to nearly zero
Finavia will reduce its carbon emissions as low as is technologically and financially feasible, meaning very close to zero."Our objective is to reduce our carbon emissions by 98% over the next three years. At net zero level, there will still remain a couple of per cent points worth of emissions. The plan is to reach net zero level as early as next year at four airports in Lapland: Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Ivalo and Kuusamo. In 2024, Helsinki Airport will follow. The goal is for all of Finavia's airports to reach net zero by the end of 2025.We have taken practical measures and we have been able to reduce carbon emissions by 64% compared to ten years ago. All electricity that Finavia uses has already been 100% wind and solar energy for several years. Airport maintenance vehicles are filled up with renewable diesel made from waste and leftovers. Next, we aim for our airports to have net zero emissions," says Mikko Viinikainen, Finavia's Vice President, Sustainability & Environment. "In order to reach net zero, we are moving to the use of renewable motor fuel oil in our machinery. Currently, about half of our airports are heated using renewable energy, but the plan is also to only use renewable energy for heating.