The purpose of this Tool Box is to provide ports, both members and non members of the IAPH, quick access to the tools needed to start the planning process for addressing port-related air quality and climate change issues.
Balancing port operations and development with environmental considerations can be challenging, especially with issues like air quality and climate change that are complex and evolving. This Tool Box provides information on air and climate issues and their relationship to port and maritime activities. Based on actual port experiences, it describes strategies to reduce emissions and guidance on how to develop a Clean Air Program and a Climate Protection Plan. Strategies such as repowering older engines, applying effective technologies for efficiency and emission control, and using alternative and cleaner fuels in maritime operations will dramatically reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Undertaking such bold strategies will improve local air quality, safeguard public health, and protect ports and the planet from the effects of climate change.
More Information on the Toolbox can be found here.