Valenciaport joins World Ports Climate Action Programme

Valencia joins major carbon cutting initiative

The Valenciaport has joined the World Ports Climate Action Programme (WPCAP) as part of a wider international efforts to cut carbon emissions.

Its membership of the WPSP will help it maintain synergies of collaboration with the International Association of Ports and Terminals (IAPH), it said in a statement.

The WPCAP is a working group that jointly promotes actions against climate change and that collaborates closely with the IAPH.

It was created with the main objective of reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality.

The President of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Aurelio Martinez, said the Port has adhered to this programme and that the invitation was recognition of its commitment to environmentally friendly operations.  

“It is an honour to be part of this initiative because it highlights the work we have been carrying out for many years together with the port community to carry out environmental actions that contribute to improving the quality of life of our surroundings and the agents involved in port activity,” Martinez said.

The members of the WPCAP have created a programme of climate measures centred on five areas.

These include Increasing the efficiency of logistics chains through the development and harmonisation of digital tools and a commitment to promote the common approach of public policies on the reduction of emissions within large geographical areas.

It also looks to accelerate the development of renewable energies for ships or other zero emission alternatives in the docks and the development of alternative fuels for ships, whose emissions are at least 50% lower than those generated by current fuels, and defend the decarbonisation of port terminals.

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