After demonstrations from climate activists, Amsterdam's Schipol Airport has decided to go green and introduce a range of measures to become more sustainable, including banning private jets, reducing flight numbers, prohibiting take-offs and landings at night, phasing out louder planes, and scrapping plans to build an additional runway. “Schiphol connects the Netherlands with the rest of the world. We want to keep doing that, but we must do it better,” Royal Schiphol Group CEO Ruud Sondag said in an announcement. “The only way forward is to become quieter and cleaner more rapidly. We have thought about growth but too little about its impact for too long. We need to be sustainable for our employees, the local environment, and the world.”

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