As the aviation industry embarks on our recovery journey, environmental sustainability will take on an increasingly important focus at Changi Airport, to build a more sustainable and resilient air hub. It is against this backdrop that Changi Airport Group (CAG) organised our Sustainable Changi Conference 2022, for the airport community to share views on how we can each play our part to achieve the common vision of a Sustainable Changi.
CAG’s sustainability strategy
The online conference started with CAG sharing the company’s sustainability strategy focus in four key areas - carbon emissions reduction, water and waste management, as well as climate resilience. Lee Seow Hiang, CEO, CAG, added, “In the coming years, we will also be working closely with stakeholders on areas important to them, namely, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for airlines, electrification of fleet for ground handling agents, and waste recycling and water conservation measures for tenants and concessionaires.”
The Singapore Green Plan
Conference attendees also heard highlights of the Singapore Green Plan that the Government announced last year, which set out the various steps that Singapore will take for a more sustainable future.
Specific to aviation, there is increasing pressure on our industry to decarbonise. In other parts of the world, airports have been curtailed from growing due to concerns over their environmental impact. In addition, with the government’s plan to raise carbon tax to achieve Singapore’s Net Zero ambition, Changi Airport must continue to embrace new technologies so that we can operate and grow sustainably and responsibly.