Singapore could reduce Changi Airport's air-con carbon footprint, in bid to become sustainable air hub
Singapore will consider further reducing the air-conditioning carbon footprint at Changi Airport, and potentially install solar panels near the airport's runway in a conced push to become a sustainable aviation hub. These were two of 15 wide-ranging measures across the airport, airline and air traffic management domains recommended by a panel to the Government on Friday (Sep 23), as Singapore looks to "urgently" tackle climate change in the local and global aviation sector. "Any change in the weather can affect, for example, airport infrastructure and in fact how we plan air traffic management as well," Professor Chong Tow Chong, chair of the International Advisory Panel on Sustainable Air Hub, told repors on September 23, 2022. "So I think it's timely that Singapore, being a regional or even a global aviation hub, I think we need to really tackle this issue very urgently." The panel was formed in February to discuss how international aviation could be made more sustainable and accessible - and how Singapore could contribute to this effort, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a media release on September 23, 2022.