The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has set a goal for all airports under its jurisdiction to achieve 100% use of green energy by 2024 and net zero by 2030. Cochin Airport is currently the only airport in the world that operates solely on solar energy, and Mumbai and 25 other AAI airports are already using 100% green energy. Delhi and Mumbai airports have received the highest level of 4+ Carbon Accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI).
AAI officials have stated that all remaining operational airports must reach the 100% green energy target by 2024. This includes 25 airports such as Shimla, Kullu, Jammu, Srinagar, Leh, Imphal, Pakyong, Pantnagar, Dehradun, Dimapur, Jalgaon, Puducherry, Gondia, and Sholapur.
The ACI has launched the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which is a global standard for carbon management at airports. This program assists airports in assessing their emissions and reducing their carbon footprints.
In addition, the AAI is buying approximately 53 million units of solar energy through open access and green power tariffs, promoting the sharing of renewable energy (RE).