DFW AIRPORT, Texas, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership. DFW Airport is now the only Airport to be recognized two consecutive years by the EPA in the Climate Leadership Awards program's six-year history.
The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify extraordinary leadership in their internal response to climate change, and engagement of their peers, partners, and supply chain.
"Last year, DFW was honored to be the first Airport recipient of the EPA award for Greenhouse Gas Management," said Sean Donohue, CEO, DFW International Airport. "This year's recognition proves we are committed to responding to climate change and implementing the emissions reduction initiatives we've set in place. Our Airport will continue to demonstrate global leadership in sustainability within the industry."
As part of the U.S. EPA's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships division co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with two partner organizations — the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry. Awardees are honored for exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change. The awards take place during the Climate Leadership Conference (CLC), which is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The conference gathers forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community, to explore energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change.
DFW Airport plans to continue its reduction initiatives by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use; by integrating best available energy-efficient technology into facilities, systems, processes and operations; and, finally, by expanding partnerships with airlines, regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations and other stakeholders to develop effective and sustainable solutions to improve air quality and reduce aviation's impact on climate change.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 163 domestic and 55 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
C2ES is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. C2ES, a 501(c)(3) organization, is an unbiased source of information, a trusted convener, and a catalyst for constructive business engagement.
The Climate Registry (TCR)
TCR envisions the world on a measureable path to sustainability and provides organizations with tools and resources to help them measure, report, verify, and manage their GHG emissions. TCR also provides governments and organizations with guidance and support to develop and run GHG registries (either voluntary or mandatory); and to build capacity in various components of their carbon management programs, such as training, software platforms, and protocol development. TCR was established in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior officials from 59 North American states, provinces, and territories.
U.S. EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership
The EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership establishes norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond. The Center provides technical tools, ground-tested guidance, educational resources, and opportunities for information sharing and peer exchange among organizations interested in reducing the environmental impacts associated with climate change. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards and serves as the Climate Leadership Conference headline sponsor. More information about the 2017 Climate Leadership Award winners is available at http://www.epa.gov/climateleadership/2017-climate-leadership-award-winners.
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