Valenciaport participates in the launch of the World Ports Sustainability Program in Antwerp

  • Its participation in the launch of this program shows the commitment of the PAV with all the initiatives related to sustainability in the ports.
  • The program aims to promote the efforts of ports in terms of sustainability in five areas: climate and energy, security, governance and ethics, resilient infrastructures and port-city relations.

Valencia, March the 22nd 2018. – The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) participates today and tomorrow in the conference held in Antwerp for the launch of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP). The purpose of this new program is to promote and promote the efforts of ports in terms of sustainability around five themes: climate and energy, security, governance and ethics, resilient infrastructures and port-city relations. With its participation in this program, the PAV shows again its commitment to all the initiatives related to sustainability in the port areas.   

The WPSP arises from the need of the ports to go one step further in their commitment to sustainable development, following the success obtained since the conference held in Rotterdam 10 years ago. This conference allowed the signing of 55 ports, including the Port Authority of Valencia, of the C40 World Ports Climate Declaration by which they committed themselves to take action against climate change and in favor of improving air quality. That same year, the International Association of Ports and Harbors launched the World Ports Climate Initiative, which offered mechanisms to ports in their fight against climate change.

In this last decade, ports have made numerous advances in terms of sustainability. In particular, the Port Authority of Valencia is working on the progressive decarbonization of its processes to help mitigate climate change. Between 2008 and 2014, the PAV has reduced its carbon footprint by 17.31% and has increased its energy efficiency by 25%. In addition, the PAV plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 4% over the years 2015-2020. To achieve this decline, the implementation of measures to reduce emissions from fossil fuels and to boost energy efficiency in the ports it manages has been initiated.