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La Universitat Politécnica De València To Evaluate Port Carbon Footprint

La Universitat Politécnica de València to evaluate port carbon footprint

Source: Valenciaport
In recent years, the Port has reduced its Carbon Footprint by 17%, while traffic has grown by 24% – August 14, 2020 Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) was the first port authority in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint of a port area in the registry created by Ministerio de Transición Ecológica (Ministry of Ecological Transition). The fight against
climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions and other polluting particles are the focus of a large part of the investments and actions in environmental matters of APV. La Universitat Politécnica de València will evaluate the emission of greenhouse gases in the port to compare the evolution of the carbon footprint from 2008 to 2018. These measurements are carried out every two years. In recent years (between 2008 and 2016) the Carbon Footprint of the port of Valencia has accumulated a decrease of 17%, going from 3.12 to 2.58 t CO2 per ton moved – pending the next results that will measure the data until 2018, while the port traffic has experienced a growth of 24% during the same period. APV was the first port authority in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint of a port area and obtain the “Calculo” seal. In addition, València is also a pioneer port in the world in measuring its Carbon Footprint under the standard of ISO 14064-1: 2012, a methodology that includes measurement at four levels: the emissions of the PAV, concessionaire companies, ships and land transport produced within the port area of ​​València. The goal of Valenciaport is zero emissions in 2030, two decades ahead of the decarbonization and greenhouse gas reduction targets that Spain, Europe and international organizations have projected for 2050. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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