“Smart ideas for sustainable and low-carbon ports”
SUPAIR shares its main project findings and results by presenting 7 comprehensive action plans for sustainable ports
How does a sustainable port look like? The SUPAIR SUstainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region project will answer to this question at the workshop “Smart ideas for sustainable and low-carbon ports” that will be held on 13th November at the Maritime Station of Trieste (Italy), an opportunity to showcase and disseminate the project results to a wide spectrum of stakekolders.
Ports are still important factors of economic development especially If we think how much we rely on ships, and therefore ports, to get goods of any kind. However, shipping produces greenhouse gas emissions and ports are critical points of connection where different type of transportation are involved: cargo, ships, railroads and trucks. Improving their sustainability can have positive impact on both our daily life as citizen and the whole supply chain.
According to the last TERM report of the European Environment Agency (EEA), shipping activities lead to significant emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, noise and water pollution. Carbon dioxide emissions from global shipping could be 17% of all carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 if no further action is taken. While emissions of some pollutants from road transport have gone down in general, emissions from aviation and shipping continue to rise.