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Vigo Port To Present Green Plan

Vigo port to present green plan

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) October 3, 2020 – The Blue Growth strategy by Vigo become an example to follow in Europe. The port was the first to apply this community spirit for the sake of sustainable growth in the entire marine and maritime sectors. To achieve this goal, they will present its commitment to environmental improvement and climate change as Puerto Verde, announcing its commitment to be
a CO2 sink in 2030, on the occasion that will take place in Palau. This conference is organized by the European Union as part of its Maritime Policy and aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The port will bet on absorbing more CO2 than it emits in ten years from now, with which it aspires to become an active agent in the fight against climate change, marking the way forward in the defense of the environment for others institutions and organizations worldwide. To achieve this, it was proposed to adopt measures that would promote the use of LNG and the application of innovative actions related to the absorption of CO2 by algae, support the application of full self-sufficiency with clean energy for the National Park of the Atlantic Islands as a project pilot and carry out activities for the awareness and training of at least 1,000 users about the need for clean and blue energy. Three years after Commissioner Karmenu Vella made the commitment of Vigo official, it is about to achieve its goal. It has already managed to reduce its emissions by 26% in total terms, a percentage that rises to 30% if we take into account the emissions with respect to the total movement of goods. The body chaired by Enrique C. López Veiga, trusts that, with the installation of the solar panels in the Lonja building, its initial commitment would be fully fulfilled, the reduction of 30% of its total emissions and the 3% energy self-sufficiency. Vigo advances in its Blue Growth strategy and proposes a new port model, a “Port of the Future” that thinks in terms of people and the environment. A port that must be and is inclusive, innovative, connected and green. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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