Air Quality, Green House Gas and Climate Changes
Due to Phoenix’s extreme climate, Sky Harbor supplies preconditioned power and air at the loading gates, which reduces air emissions from aircraft engine idling at the gates.
Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions
The City of Phoenix, including the three Phoenix-owned airports, joined with the international association known as (ICLEI) Local Governments for Sustainability, emphasizing its commitment to reducing the impact of GHG emissions. In December 2008 the Phoenix City Council adopted a goal to reduce GHG emissions from City operations to 5 percent below the 2005 levels by 2015. An inventory of City operations and the greenhouse gases generated has been done, and the City is developing a Climate Action Plan to reduce GHG emissions from its functions and operations. More information.
Aviation Commitment to Climate Change Mitigation:
The Aviation Director signed the following declaration demonstrating our commitment to responsibly meet the climate change challenge:
“In 2008 the global aviation industry came together to sign a Declaration, the Aviation Industry Commitment to Climate Change, with organizations representing the whole spectrum of the aviation industry, including airlines, airports, aircraft and engine manufactures and air traffic control organizations as signatories.” More information.