The Polytechnic University of Valencia will evaluate the carbon footprint of the Port of Valencia

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Source: Port Authority of Valencia, 2020-08-14

In recent years the Port has reduced its Carbon Footprint by 17%, while traffic has grown by 24%

The PAV was the first port authority in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint of a port area in the register created by the Ministry of Ecological Transition

The fight against climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions and other contaminating particles are the focus of much of the investment and environmental actions of the Valencia Port Authority (PAV). The Polytechnic University of Valencia will evaluate the emission of greenhouse gases in the Port of Valencia 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 Port of Valencia’s Carbon Footprint has accumulated a decrease of 17% from 3.12 to 2.58 t CO2 per tonne moved – pending the next results that will measure the data until 2018 -, while the port’s traffic has experienced a growth of 24% during the same period.

The PAV was the first port authority in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint of a port area in the Carbon Footprint register created by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, obtaining the “Calculation” stamp. Furthermore, Valencia is also a pioneering port in the world in measuring its Carbon Footprint under the ISO 14064-1:2012 standard, a methodology that includes measurement on four levels: emissions from the PAV, concessionary companies, ships and land transport produced within the port area of Valencia.

Valenciaport’s objective with 2030, zero emissions, is to be two decades ahead of the decarbonisation and greenhouse gas reduction objectives that Spain, Europe and international organisations have projected for 2050.


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