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The Port of Barcelona is a participating incentive provider in the World Ports Climate Initiative's Environmental Ship Index.

Mitigation and moving towards low carbon waterborne transport infrastructure

All sectors must play their part in climate change mitigation. The waterborne transport infrastructure sector is no exception.

Port and waterway infrastructure and operations typically account for only a very small proportion of the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with the shipment of a particular consignment. The most significant proportion by far is associated with the sea voyage, and a varying amount with connecting transport.

It is nonetheless important that the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure take steps to minimise the emissions associated with their activities if they are to contribute to the ‘less-than-2-degrees’ pathway.

The associations represented on the the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership recognise the importance – and the urgency – of implementing effective mitigation measures and of moving towards low carbon infrastructure.

Coalition members further acknowledge the need for innovation alongside conventional emissions-reduction measures: for example initiatives aimed at improving integration to increase energy efficiency or at creating carbon sinks in coastal areas by Working with Nature.

As with other sectors, such innovation has the potential to bring associated social, employment and economic opportunities.

Monday, 30 November 2020 10:47

EcoShape webinar series - Building with Nature

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EcoShape are hosting a webinar series which discusses ‘Upscaling Building with Nature together’. Different webinars being together experts with hands- on project experience will explain and discuss with you six enablers that are critical to make a building with nature project successful. The webinars will be split into 3 sections including; SETTING the stage which will respectively discuss capacity building and institutional embedding; TAKING the stage which will discuss how to use technology and system knowledge and implement adaptive management, maintenance and monitoring; and SHARING the stage which will discuss how to involve and engage with stakeholders through a Multi-stakeholder approach.

Individual webinars are listed in our events page, and recordings of the webinars will be made available on the EcoShape website here

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