The environmental practices of the port-cities and the harbours in the Indian Ocean

Published by  15 February, 2011 10:33 am Leave your thoughts

A study by the Observatory Cities and Port of the Indian Ocean

A comparative analysis in port areas in Durban (South Africa), Le Port (Reunion – France), Port-Louis (Mauritius), and Toamasina(Madagascar).

Industrial activities have a well known effect on environment, by waste, pollution, traffic… today, none is ignorant of the fact that the addition of all these effects causes a significant impact particularly, in terms of climate change.

More than anyplace else, the port area is concerned by ongoing environmental changes causes and consequences. The “harbour and port-city” group is a coherent entity sharing common challenges and being in charge of common and coherent avenues of solutions to be implemented.

Besides international legal standards, which are imperatives, the handover to every state is essential but through local initiatives and applications efforts will have more visible effects.

The regional cooperation is implemented in the southwestern Indian ocean and totally come within this objective, and will give a sustainable aspect to projects via a global and concerted approach. Boosted by this fact, the ports and port-cities network in the Indian Ocean has been progressively developing the network and seeking after developing common development strategies.

The analysis of environmental practices in harbours and port-cities in the Indian ocean is one of the first tools for decision maker made by and for network members.

The present study will tackle the comparative analysis in port areas in Durban (South Africa), Le Port (Reunion – France), Port-Louis (Mauritius), and Toamasina(Madagascar). After an overview on applied international standards, a regional zoom in the southwestern Indian Ocean will be pointed out and then be declined through local initiatives in progress.

Study only available for members, please contact The Observatory : info@io-aivp.org

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