The members of the AIVP network adopted this Agenda at the World Conference of Cities and Ports in Quebec (Canada), in June 2018. The Agenda lists a series of 10 commitments to be made by 2030. It will be deposited at the UN during 2019 as a contribution of the port cities to the 17 sustainable development goals.

  1. Including joint City / Port measures to prevent inundation and flooding of the port and connecting infrastructure in strategic planning documents, and through a suitable land management policy.
  2. Promoting the renaturalisation of river banks and coastline to slow erosion and the impacts of extreme storm events, introducing an early warning system to reduce the human and economic consequences of exceptional climatic phenomena.
  3. Considering other climatic changes, such as the consequences of drought and high temperatures, on port systems, supply chains, and labor.
  4. Making resilience and carbon neutrality a priority in the design and operation of City Port installations with the use of the latest technologies in emissions reduction and CO2 capture/storage.
  1. Promoting dialogue and cooperation between socio-economic stakeholders to bring their activities closer together, identify potential synergies and encourage better management of natural resources.
  2. Giving priority to circular economy projects as part of new partnerships between the City, Port, Businesses and Civil Society, and by supporting the development of port activities aimed at promoting exchanges and/or recycling of materials and energy.
  3. Committing the City Port territory to achieving a low carbon, low resources society, through the transformation of industrial production, and the production and management of carbon-neutral, renewable energies.
  4. Encouraging the port community to become partners in the generation of clean energy, notably when concessions come up for renewal.
  1. Encouraging the development of soft, multimodal and collaborative mobility, notably for commuting.
  2. Developing soft solutions for proximity-based urban logistics, by promoting the use of waterways.
  3. Promoting the use of waterways, rail or other non-fossil-based modes of transport within the City Port territory for shipping goods.
  4. Reducing the negative impacts of periods of peak activity in the City Port territory by any means possible.
  1. Guaranteeing better representation for all stakeholders - including civil society - in City Port decision-making bodies.
  2. Committing to continuous, long-term consultation across the City Port region.
  3. Guaranteeing transparent management of City Port regions and adopting open information systems.
  4. Developing collaborative approaches, drawing on scientific and technologic knowledge from the scientific community and civil society to support decision-making.
  5. Adopting a land management policy that strikes a balance between urban uses and the active port, especially on the waterfront.
  1. Mobilising public and private stakeholders in port sectors to promote life-long professional training and personal development for the citizen.
  2. Enlarging the mix of profiles and promoting skills transfers, to improve flexibility and move beyond the sectorbased approach.
  3. Providing training in preparation for the deployment of smart and green technologies in cities and ports.
  4. Promoting interactions and projects between schools, training institutes and the professional world.
  5. Creating collaborative spaces for experimentation: technology halls, co-working spaces, Learning Centers, Port Centers etc., to encourage interaction and stimulate new projects.
  1. Developing all types of promenades and other open spaces in City Port interface zones, to promote a better understanding of port and logistic activities.
  2. Integrating spaces and functions open to residents and visitors alike into port facilities, enhancing the visibility of the port and its activities.
  3. Encouraging the creation of Port Centers.
  4. Providing, by any means, daily news and information on port and city life for residents, particularly young people and school students.
  5. Organising temporary or permanent cultural events in port areas.
  1. Developing smart systems for monitoring and controlling food resources from one end of the logistics chain to the other.
  2. Combating food waste by improving storage capabilities for both import and export of perishable goods.
  3. Promoting fair trade and organic and local productions through a tailored commercial policy.
  1. Incorporating measures designed to reduce port nuisances into building design.
  2. Revising the status of port and urban-port heritage to properly reflect the site’s historical significance.
  3. Developing public spaces and recreational or cultural amenities in City Port interface zones to create an appealing new area.
  4. Promoting the architectural and landscape integration of port facilities.
  1. Allowing independent, transparent measurement of air quality, water quality, sound levels, and light pollution in the City Port territory.
  2. Optimising the use and management of fresh and sea water in ports.
  3. Promoting and supporting the development of greener port facilities.
  4. Introducing a commercial policy to reward the greenest ships and enforce slow steaming at the approach to port cities.
  5. Regulating cruise ship stopovers based on the port city’s capacity, without compromising the equilibrium and appeal of the local area.
  1. Improving and maintaining water quality in the port basins.
  2. Conducting regular surveys or biodiversity in the City Port territory and publishing the findings.
  3. Preventing the destruction of sensitive natural habitats when developing onshore or offshore port spaces and by regulating ship-generated waves.
  4. Supporting the efforts of civil society to protect fauna and flora in the City Port territory.
  5. Encouraging programmes aimed at restoring and developing biodiversity in the City Port territory.