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Cyprus’ Two International Airports Fly Toward Carbon-Emissions End

ΝΙCOSIA – Hermes Airports, which manages Cyprus’ two international airports, has said the Toulouse Declaration aimed at eliminating carbon emissions by the year 2050, a goal many international companies are already falling behind.

The Larnaca and Paphos airports on the side of the island controlled by the legitimate Greek-Cypriot government that’s a member of the European Union, have come a leader in the carbon cutting drive, said Kathimerini.

The Toulouse Declaration is the first time that European governments, the European Commission, industry, unions and other key stakeholders have formally aligned on aviation decarbonization.

“It is a highly significant moment, paving the way for the concrete next steps, both in the establishment of an EU Pact for Aviation Decarbonization, and globally, as we look to the UN’s [International Civil Aviation Organization to set a global goal for international aviation later this year,” the airport manager statement said.

But of the world’s biggest businesses are failing to live up to claims they will hit net-zero emissions targets, research suggesting it will be only 40 percent of the goal, said the British newspaper The Guardian.

Amazon, Ikea, Nestlé and Unilever are among the companies named as showing little substance to their claims that they will cut emissions drastically, the report also added.

Thomas Day of NewClimate Institute, who compiled the report said the efforts of the 25 companies studied would be next to nothing in the plan to stop their carbon emissions.

“It is not clear these reductions take us beyond business as usual,” he said. “We were very disappointed and surprised at how much room for improvement there was … Companies need to be much more transparent about these goals,” he said.

 

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