The CLIMEPORT project encourages Mediterranean Ports to combat climate change reducing greenhouse emissions and fostering a better use of energy in order to achieve sustainable development in port communities. During the project, an extensive benchmarking process will be carried out within the Mediterranean port sector concerning the use of environmental good practices and renewable energies in ports. CLIMEPORT is a project conceived by the port sector for the logistic communities and the whole society, applying state-of-the-art developments taking advantage of the combination of management and knowledge offered by Port Authorities and technological partners involved.
- Assess the possible contribution of ports to combat climate change by energy saving and the use of renewable sources of energy, taking into account the last developments of the state-of-the-art technologies.
- Defining environmental good practices of port users toward a sustainability of their activities.
- Establish criteria/indicators to monitor climate effect in sea life and its possible environmental risks.
- Provide ports with methodologies for determining their level of contribution and identifying tailor-made measures for improvement.
- Disseminate the results throughout the European logistic clusters, creating a network of Mediterranean Ports.
Project implementation since the project start:
- Intranet to facilitate the communication among partners
- Project website: working throughout the whole life of the project
- Design of the CLIMEPORT's logo
Latest project activities and outputs:
- 5th and 6th Newsletters Press releases assistance to different events (including capitalization events)
- Steering Committees: Videoconference & Valencia Final Conference (Valencia, March 2012)
- Stand in -Egética-Expoenergética Fair-
- Final conference USB Fin
Next key steps for the project: PAV will use all the results as reference for next years, updating the Carbon footprint of the port every 2 or 3 years in order to know the efficiency of the good practices implemented. The project has given the opportunity to study other topics like reducing the GHG emissions, implementation of renewable energies in port areas, energy management in ship operations... Finally, the cooperation of 6 important MED ports will promote the development of future actions towards port sustainability.