Energy Use and Climate Change

Hobart Airport is very aware of the impact the aviation sector has on global Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions.  We know that we have a responsibility to play our part in emission reduction and are keen to reduce our own environmental impact where we can across all airport operations.

We are committed to seeking ways to reduce resource use, and ‘greenhouse gases’ that come about from Hobart Airport operations and activities.

One example of our commitment is our participation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program, and our level three accreditation.  This program has allowed us to more fully understand our environmental impact.

To complement our emissions focussed program, we continually seek ways in which to reduce the use of natural resources – wherever possible adopting sustainable design principles and actions. Some of the more significant actions include LED street lighting, rainwater capture and re-use, and planting low maintenance native plants.

Airport Carbon Accreditation

Hobart Airport has obtained Airports Council International Carbon Accreditation Level 3+.

Read more about what’s involved with this accreditation (PDF)

Applying the GHG Protocol- the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards, this voluntary program is globally recognised and requires airports to measure, manage and work to reduce carbon emissions associated with operations. Achieving Level 3+ recognises our efforts in working proactively with our staff and stakeholders to manage and reduce climate change impacts.

A snapshot of our environmental journey over recent years can be found here  – Environmental Snapshot (PDF)

Our operations are directed by polices such as our Energy Reduction Policy (PDF).

Read more about our revegetation programs on our Biodiversity page.