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BPO Ystad Climate Declaration signed at the Baltic Ports Conference last week

The annual General Assembly of the Baltic Ports Organization was held in Ystad, Sweden on 6-8 September 2023.  The event focused on climate change and climate targets related to the European Green Deal. The push towards the greening of maritime transport is one of the defining factors shaping the future of the maritime transport sector. The Baltic Ports Organization Ystad Climate Declaration was signed in the event, where the members of the BPO declared their readiness to put forth the best effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from port activities, inspire environmental consciousness and cooperate with business partners and a wide range of stakeholders in order to protect the climate.

The BPO Ystad Climate Declaration supports the plan formulated by the European Commission and at the same time the signees would like to emphasize the practical approach, combined with transparent dialogue between the maritime industry and the policymakers as key for making a carbon neutral Europe a reality. There must be clearly outlined, achievable targets and the required financial and legislative support must be provided.

You can read the document under this link. 

On the left, Mr. Kimmo Naski, Chairman of the BPO, Port Counsellor and Managing Director of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd,
and on the right, Mr. Björn Boström, Managing Director of the Port of Ystad (photo: Baltic Ports Organization).
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