Environmental priorities of European ports

ESPO's Top 10 Priorities. 1: Air quality; 2: Energy consumption; 3: Noise; 4:Water quality; 5: Dredging operations; 6: Garbage/Port waste; 7: Port development (land related); 8: Relatinship with local community; 9: Ship waste; 10: Climate change

Since 1996, the European port sector has been monitoring, through the EcoPorts network, the main environmental concerns of port authorities in Europe.

Port authorities can take their choice out of a list of 34 environmental issues they would like to focus on. It is important to let them pick their own top 10 most important environmental priorities, because it is clear that ports will primarily address and work on issues they consider as a concern.

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