Barcelona reduces carbon emissions by 20%

The Port of Barcelona has reduced its CO2 emissions by 20% and has become the first port of the world to receive the star of the Lean & Green initiative, promoted by the Association of Manufacturers and Distributors (AECOC), for reaching this milestone in a maximum period of 5 years to through a set of fixed actions. 

Port president Mercè Conesa stated: “This award shows once again that we are fully committed to the goals set by the EU and the IMO derived from the Paris Agreements for reducing emissions by 2030 and 2050 framed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.


She highlighted the main projects the Port of Barcelona will perform to reduce emissions including the Power to Ship, which will make it possible to connect ships to the electrical grid on the wharf, eliminating emissions from auxiliary engines while berthed at port.


Lean & Green, present in 14 countries and more than 600 companies, is the largest European collaboration platform aimed especially at reducing emissions associated with the supply chain. It is an international initiative that works with companies from all sectors to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from logistics activities  and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Climate Convention (COP21) on carbon-neutral emissions  by 2050.

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