" "OUR AMBITIOUSPLAN FOR CO2REDUCTION WILLBE CONTINUOUSLYENHANCED BY THEINVOLVEMENT OFMAJOR AIRLINECARRIERSG8 MEMBER COUNTRIES023Charles de Gaulle airport, non stop, in less than 20minutes by 2012. This new offer will allow asubstantial saving in the CO2emissions produced intraffic jams on the A1 or A3 motorway to the airport.CONTRIBUTING TO RESEARCH ANDINNOVATIONADP is strongly implicated, with the community ofEuropean airports run by ACI-Europe, in supportingand promoting the new European Directive relating toemissions trading including aviation. ADP is an activemember of the SESAR consortium, which is workingon the improvement of Air Traffic Management(European Single Sky). SESAR will achieve about 10per cent CO2reduction by 2015.Looking Forward? Our ambitious plan for CO2reduction will be continuously enhanced by theinvolvement of major airline carriers, especially AirFrance-KLM, in aircraft fleet modernisation. Research& Development carried by aircrafts and enginemanufacturers will allow air transportation to remain,despite the increase of traffic, a responsibly smallcontributor to the greenhouse effect. Today air trafficcontributes around three per cent of the global CO2emissions and the airports' share is about three percent of this amount.Our mission and commitment is to keep on track andto behave in a responsible way towards the localcommunities as well as our planet. This ambitiousprogramme will allow ADP to increase the airporttraffic long term by four per cent a year, withoutgenerating additional CO2 emissions.INCLUDE, ACT, PREVENT, PROMOTETrue to its values and aware of its responsibilities as amajor player in the development and planning of theIle-de-France region, the Aeroports de Paris Group istrying to be exemplary and ambitious in its respect ofthe environment. This decision is based on the processof ISO 14001 certification of its platforms, which is indicative of its commitment to sustaineddevelopment. It takes into account the group'sRight:Pierre Graff,President of Aéroports deParis (right), with SiimKallas, Vice-President of the EuropeanCommission, responsiblefor transport (centre), andOlivier Jankovec, DirectorGeneral of the ACIEUROPE (left), on theoccasion of ADP receivingthe Airport CarbonAccreditation on 6 December 2010responsibility to society and its implementation isintegrated into the economic logic of its strategic plan.Our policy's reality is based on the daily involvement ofall our units and all our fellow workers. Each of themmakes a serious effort to put this policy into practice,by playing particular attention to its spirit and letter,whilst taking into account respect for those around usas much as the statutory context of the field in whichwe operate.THE FOUR PRINCIPLES OF THEAEROPORTS DE PARIS GROUPINCLUDEthe environment systematically in ouractivities: Bolstered by our ambition to operate in aprocess which respects the environment, we arecommitted to using the best practices existing in thisfield, in all our activities (maintenance, operation,purchasing, management, contracts). This principleaims not only at a strict respect of the regulations inforce, but also respect of the additional commitmentswe have fixed for ourselves. It is applied in order tomaintain continuous improvement.ACT as a responsible player: We are aware of theconsiderable stakes that constitute the fight againstclimate change and the control of air quality, and socommit ourselves to act in favour of control of local(NOx particles) and global (CO2) emissions for whichwe are directly responsible. This commitment is basedon actions in the field of transport methods within or around our airports and better management of our existing and future heritage (High EnvironmentQuality - HEQ).PREVENT:In answer to the requirements forexemplarity we have fixed ourselves in themanagement of our own impacts, we are committed toimplementing the necessary technical and humanmeans to prevent the collective risks of pollution at ourairports (rainwater, waste disposal). This rule appliesparticularly to the constant involvement of our fellowworkers, but also to that of our direct or neighbouringterritorial economic partners.PROMOTE: our values and pass on good practices: Inline with our active participation in the GlobalCompact, we wish to respect all parties (residents,communities, companies, public bodies) and areaware of the importance of our practices for the areawe operate in, so we are committed to communicatingwith complete transparency about our environmentalimpacts by increasing the importance of listening,dialogue and consultation. This aim also contributes tothe support of the environmental management actionsengaged by all other players on our airport platform. nINCLUDE - ACT - PREVENT - PROMOTE www.aeroportsdeparis.fr
nder our government's leadership,Canada, while emitting just two per centof the world's GHGs, is determined to doour part for the planet. That is why our government has madeclear commitments to be a world leader in cleanelectricity generation and to reduce greenhouse gasemissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020.We inscribed our 2020 GHG reduction target in theCopenhagen Accord, and do not let anyone tell youthat it is not not an ambitious target.Canada has a growing in population. Our economicprosperity is also growing, partly because we produceand sell energy to the rest of the world. But both of those factors contribute significantly to GHGemissions. That is why I also want to make it absolutelyclear that I am not wagging my finger at industry alone: we all have to take responsibility for addressingclimate change.Our government also has a comprehensive plan toachieve real emission reductions in the short, medium,and long terms, while maintaining Canada's economiccompetitiveness and its ability to create jobs forCanadians. There is nothing magical or glamorousabout it: achieving our objectives requires a systematicapproach of regulating GHG emissions sector by sector and, where appropriate, alignment with theUnited States.Canadians tend to get their hackles up whenever theyhear terms like "harmonise" or "align" in the samesentence as "United States". But however much wemay growl about it, when it comes to meaningful workon the environment - and climate change in particular- there is no practical alternative. Furthermore, ourCLIMATE CHANGE MILESTONES024G8 MEMBER COUNTRIESTHE HONOURABLE PETER KENT, MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT, CANADAUTop right: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz; Right: © European Union, 2011strategic efforts with the United States are by nomeans the only example of our intent to work withothers to a common goal. Internationally, we are active,constructive participants in the United Nations'climate change framework agreement and we areworking to ensure that becomes legally binding. It is also worth noting that last June we announced a$400 million investment in new and additionalclimate financing for 2010 alone as part of ourcommitment to the Copenhagen Accord. This isCanada's largest ever contribution to supportinternational efforts to address climate change. Thisfunding will help least developed countries and smallisland states face the challenges of climate change.Domestically, our plan is shaped by consultation withthe provinces and other stakeholders. Strong federalleadership is necessary to provide certainty for industryand, where necessary, to stay in step with the UnitedStates. I have already spoken to my provincialcounterparts to assure them that we will continue towork closely together, leveraging the steps they'vetaken to reduce GHG emissions. This is the mostsensible approach given that the development of acontinental cap-and-trade system is unlikely in thenear term. All indications are that the United Stateswill move forward with GHG requirements led by theEnvironmental Protection Agency. And so, given thehighly integrated nature of the North Americaneconomy, we will align with that strategy whereappropriate. This is consistent with the way we havemoved forward to date. Over the last few years, our government has usedenvironmental regulation because it reflects the beliefthat initiatives based upon the "polluter pay principle"yield the greatest overall benefits to society.