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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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:31

Montreal Port Authority

Montreal Port Authority  The MPA ensures that its operations and those of its tenants are conducted so as to prevent pollution, minimize negative impacts and environmental risks, and protect the quality of the environment. Details
Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:31

New York State Canal Corporation

New York State Canal Corporation  The Canal Corporation runs the New York State Canal System, which includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals. 
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 10:58

Norconsult AS

Norconsult AS - Norway's largest multidisciplinary consultancy firm
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:48

Norsk Havneforening

Norsk Havneforening - Norwegian Ports Association
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:29


NQBP - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Friday, 23 December 2016 13:20

NSW Ports

NSW Ports - Port Botany and Port Kembla
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:18

Peel Ports Group

Peel Ports Group Marine is one of the largest Port Groups in the UK
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:29


PIANC UK - The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:35

Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 12:04

Port of London Authority

Port of London Authority - The PLA is a harbour authority & landowner of the Thames Estuary
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