Atmospheric emissions at Finland's airports are generated by various operators: Finavia, air carriers, ground handling companies, other companies operating within airports and the Finnish Defence Forces. Finavia takes full responsibility of its own operations and emissions, and as a proprietor, partial responsibility for the environmental impacts generated by airports.
Finavia surveys the amount of emissions and energy consumption of the operations at airports annually using the calculation models it has developed. Finavia has also participated since 1996 in the updating of an emission calculation system that monitors emissions and energy consumption by all forms of traffic in Finland.
On the global level, international regulations and agreements play a key role in reducing aviation emissions and energy consumption. The limit values for aircraft exhaust fumes also force the aircraft industry to produce technologies that generate lower emission levels. Air traffic is included in the Kyoto Protocol and the EU proposal on extending the emission trading to cover air traffic to curb carbon dioxide emissions was published in 2006.
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