All port activities generating commercial and economic growth are regulated by the PAV’s Environmental and Energy Policy , which lays down the general environmental principles and continuous improvement objectives ensuring that port activities are respectful with the environment.
The PAV undertakes activities to ensure:
Ongoing training of staff is also undertaken through the ECOPORT II project, in which PAV conducts an awareness campaign addressed to the Port Community aimed at achieving maximum synergy in the application of its Environmental Policy.
The PAV also collaborates with other ports and European bodies to standardise criteria and define environmental protection measures for all ports. In this context, the PAV actively participates in multiple international projects:
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At present, the PAV is participating in the following R&D&I projects in the environmental sphere:
CORE LNG AS HIVE PROJECT: Core Network Corridors and Liquefied Natural Gas, financed by the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility). (2014)
SBE H2PORTS PROJECT: Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports, financed by the H2020 programme through Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). (2019)
GREEN-C-PORTS PROJECT: Green and Connected Ports, financed by the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). (2019)
PROYECTO ECCLIPSE: Assessment of Climate Change in the Ports of South West Europe, co-financed by the European Commission through the Interreg V-B South West Europe Programme (Interreg SUDOE). (2019)
EALING – OPS PROJECT: European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, co-financed by the EU Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF) (2020)
EALING PROJECT – European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, co-financed by the EU Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF) (2020)
The PAV has a number of publications on environmental subjects, which can be consulted here.