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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 Think Climate Coalition 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.

Friday, 02 September 2016 12:48

Cerema

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

CNR

CNR - Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
Thursday, 27 June 2019 08:00

COPRI

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

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

DEME

DEME - Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:48

EFIP

EFIP - The European Federation of Inland Ports
Friday, 23 December 2016 13:20

ERDC

ERDC - U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Saturday, 06 May 2017 10:48

European Maritime Pilots' Association (EMPA)

European Maritime Pilots' Association (EMPA) - Professional Association representing Maritime Pilots from European Ports and Coastal states
Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:00

ICHCA International

ICHCA International - ICHCA is the recognised industry NGO for cargo handling and related activities
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:35

IFSTTAR

IFSTTAR - Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux
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