Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum-Dubai World Central (DWC) have attained level two accreditation under the Airports Council International's (ACI) carbon accreditation programme.
With this attainment, DXB and DWC have become one among of 14 level two accredited airports and the first among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
These airports account for more than 10% the air passenger numbers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The achievement is an important landmark in Dubai Airports' odyssey towards attaining carbon-neutral growth and development.
Dubai Airports chief executive officer Paul Griffiths said: "We take our environmental responsibility seriously and, through our environmental management plan, continue to implement efficiencies and pursue innovative ideas to limit our environmental impact while fully supporting the UAE Vision 2021."
The company works in collaboration with stakeholders, environmental committees and the federal and local government bodies that help it maintain sustainability across the UAE.
ACI Asia-Pacific regional director Patti Chau said: "I wish to congratulate Dubai International and Dubai World Central in becoming the first airports in the GCC states to attain Airport Carbon Accreditation Reduction Level.
"The accreditation demonstrates Dubai Airports' strong commitment towards developing a sustainable future for its airports.
"We applaud Dubai Airports for their achievement and look forward to seeing the two airports reaching carbon neutrality in the near future."
The Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme is an independently administered carbon management certification standard for airports.
It has four levels of accreditation to analyse and certify airports across worldwide. The four levels include mapping, reduction, optimisation and neutrality.
Image: DXB and DWC attain level two carbon accreditation. Photo: courtesy of Dubai Airports.