European ports step towards the "world's first climate neutral continent"

Brussels - The European Sea Ports Organisation  announced it will put forward, in the coming weeks,  concrete proposals on how to contribute in the best and most effective way to implement the objectives of the Green Deal published on 11 December

Containers are loaded onto a ship at the port of Rotterdam

Brussels - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)  announced it will put forward, in the coming weeks,  concrete proposals on how to contribute in the best and most effective way to implement the objectives of the Green Deal published on 11 December, to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050.
 
"European ports are at the crossroads of supply chains," writes  ESPO in a press release. "As clusters of transport, energy, industry and blue economy, they add great value and are at the service of the European economy and society. They are a strategic partner in making this ambitious European project happen." 
 
We share the European Green Deal ambition, which is in line with ESPO’s priorities for the period 2019-2024.  The publication of the European Green Deal is an important milestone. Together with our members, we are now developing a concrete plan on how to go forward, how ports can contribute, what policy and financial instruments are needed to support European ports in this huge project. We are looking forward to working with the Commission, Parliament and Council in shaping the policy”, says ESPO’s Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost.
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