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The Port of Barcelona is a participating incentive provider in the World Ports Climate Initiative's Environmental Ship Index.

Mitigation and moving towards low carbon waterborne transport infrastructure

All sectors must play their part in climate change mitigation. The waterborne transport infrastructure sector is no exception.

Port and waterway infrastructure and operations typically account for only a very small proportion of the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with the shipment of a particular consignment. The most significant proportion by far is associated with the sea voyage, and a varying amount with connecting transport.

It is nonetheless important that the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure take steps to minimise the emissions associated with their activities if they are to contribute to the ‘less-than-2-degrees’ pathway.

The associations represented on the the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership recognise the importance – and the urgency – of implementing effective mitigation measures and of moving towards low carbon infrastructure.

Coalition members further acknowledge the need for innovation alongside conventional emissions-reduction measures: for example initiatives aimed at improving integration to increase energy efficiency or at creating carbon sinks in coastal areas by Working with Nature.

As with other sectors, such innovation has the potential to bring associated social, employment and economic opportunities.

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Cerema - Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:35


CNR - Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
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The Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute is a technical institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Friday, 23 December 2016 13:20


Deltares - An independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:26


DEME - Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering
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EFIP - The European Federation of Inland Ports
Friday, 23 December 2016 13:20


ERDC - U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
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European Boating Industry

European Boating Industry is the voice of the recreational boating industry in Europe.
Monday, 21 October 2019 15:57

European Inlandwaterwaytransport Platform (IWT)

The IWT is accompanying barge-operators on their way to greener inland navigation !
Monday, 23 December 2019 08:33

EUropean Maritime & Environmental Research

EUropean Maritime & Environmental Research is a Laboratory for physical/numerical model studies in maritime & environmental topics
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