World Ports Climate
The World Ports Climate Action Program (WPCAP) is a new international initiative which was announced on September 13th 2018 at the Global Climate Action Summit.
The participating ports include: Port of Rotterdam, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Port of Hamburg, Port of Antwerp, Port of Barcelona, Port of Gothenburg, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Port of Amsterdam and HAROPA Port of Le Havre.
As leading ports around the world, a very significant impact can be made on climate action and deliver on the call for clean air at the same time, through concerted, cooperative efforts.
By “acting local and thinking global”, cooperation will start and be accelerated through the following specific actions:
1) Increase efficiency of supply chains while approaching and while in Ports through development and harmonization of digital tools that increase transparency and optimise supply chain performance;
2) Advance common and ambitious (public) policy approaches on emission reductions within larger geographical areas, either through limits, direct or indirect pricing or other means, thereby neutralizing competitive distortion that could arise from non-participating ports accommodating the locally lowest environmental standard;
3) Accelerate development of feasible renewable power-2-ship solutions or other zero emission solutions controlling at-berth emissions for ships using conventional fossil fuels;
4) Accelerate in the supply chain development of commercially viable sustainable low-carbon fuels for maritime transport (with a greenhouse gas reduction potential well below 50% of the current fuels) and infrastructure for electrification of ship propulsion systems such as charging and/or battery exchanges. We support the role of LNG as transition fuel;
5) Accelerate our efforts to fully decarbonize the cargo-handling facilities in ports