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Actions aimed at environmental sustainability of ports (Green Ports)

What is the goal of the investment?

The goal of the investment is to make port activities more compatible and harmonious with urban activities and life, thanks to interventions to reduce energy consumption and increase environmental sustainability, also using renewable energy. These measures will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

Total investment cost 270 million
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Youth
  • Gender equality
Additional details

The measure aims to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality in port cities. Measures will be taken to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in ports. The final goal is to save 20% of the total annual CO2 emissions in the port area concerned. The projects are to be selected from those that the individual Port System Authorities have indicated in their Port Systems Environmental Energy Planning Documents (PSEED). The 'Green Ports' programme is also expected to achieve a significant reduction in other pollutants resulting from combustion, which are the main cause of air quality deterioration in port cities.  Finally, this investment includes the purchase of zero-emission vehicles and service vessels, or the conversion of fossil fuel vehicles and service vessels into zero-emission vehicles.

What are the benefits?

Greener ports will ensure:
  • Greater conservation of natural heritage and biodiversity in port areas
  • Reducing pollution in port cities to make them liveable
  • Redevelopment of areas from a social and economic point of view

Key steps and expected expenditure

Key steps