The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes Europe’s ambition as enshrined in the European Green Deal published on 11 December, to become the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050.
“We share the European Green Deal ambition, which is in line with ESPO’s priorities for the period 2019-2024,” said ESPO’s Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost.
“The publication of the European Green Deal is an important milestone. Together with our members, we are now developing a concrete plan on how to go forward, how ports can contribute, what policy and financial instruments are needed to support European ports in this huge project. We are looking forward to working with the Commission, Parliament and Council in shaping the policy”, said Ryckbost.
In the coming weeks, ESPO and its members will put forward concrete proposals on how to contribute in the best and most effective way to implement the objectives of the Green Deal.
The European Green Deal covers all sectors of the economy, notably transport, energy, agriculture, buildings, and industries such as steel, cement, ICT, textiles and chemicals.