Mobility is increasingly becoming a prerequisite and driving force for economic growth. By means of continuing reduction of specific energy consumption and emissions it is possible to limit environmental pollution in spite of traffic growth or even to reduce it. The Environment Report published in 2003 comprehensively describes the situation at Münster/Osnabrück airport as well as the measures taken. The current Environment Report supplements the previous report and reports about the latest developments. Furthermore, the latest facts and figures can be found here.
Further information can be gathered from the environmental pages on the internet site of the Central German Airports Group (ADV). The airports group responded to this challenge at an early stage and created an Expert Committee on the Environment as early as 1975. This committee offers information and the possibility to exchange experiences on the best possible consideration of environmental concerns in the vicinity of airports. Representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction and Town Planning (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung), the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt), the Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air Traffic Control) and the Deutsche Lufthansa AG (German Lufthansa) are permanent guests on this committee. Moreover, the ADV maintains intensive contact with numerous institutions at home and abroad which are concerned with the subjects of air travel and the environment. Ongoing dialogue takes place with research facilities, industrial enterprises, airlines, authorities and environmental organisations.