Port cities and sustainable development : Distance-learning Programme
In October 2022, AIVP will launch the first edition of its new programme of distance-learning courses, created jointly with the International Institute of Port Cities (IIPC), based in Chile. This programme is aimed at decision-makers who act and work in the Port City ecosystem. Sabah Zrari, Academic Director of the course programme and one of the founders of IIPC, and Bruno Delsalle, General Manager of AIVP, talk about this initiative, which completes the range of services offered by AIVP in the framework of its 2030 Agenda.
Port Authority of New South Wales: Leading the energy transition in Australian port cities
The Port Authority of New South Wales, who manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in the various ports of New South Wales, has taken key actions to reduce their emissions and accelerate their energy transition. Ryan Bennett, Senior Manager Planning & Sustainability, shares with us the advances in adjusting the Port Authority of New South Wales to their carbon emission reduction targets and the Net Zero targets. He also informs us that the Port Authority of NSW will be installing and supplying shore power for ships at all 5 major commercial berths at Bays Port in Sydney Harbour, which is a world-first for a dry-bulk precinct and a first in the Southern Hemisphere for a cruise terminal.
Ceuta (Spain) : protection of port biodiversity
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Atarim: Blue Innovators
Atarim manages and develops the Tel-Aviv - Yafo Coastline (Israel), paying special attention to the coastal ecosystem with its research center Migdalor and by supporting the creation of innovative technology. Through its various ventures Atarim group is in line with several of the goals of our AIVP 2030 Agenda. They look forward to collaborating and exchanging ideas with the other members on best practices in coastal management and adaptation to climate change.
Port of Saguenay: sustainable development as a driving force
The Port of Saguenay (Canada) is currently implementing its new strategic plan for ever more sustainable development. With this in mind, the port intends to benefit from the best practices of our members by joining our international network, but also to share its own thoughts and experiences. In fact, it is already fully in line with several of the goals of our AIVP 2030 Agenda, such as the ones regarding the protection of biodiversity, or dialogue with citizens. Interview with Carl LABERGE, General Manager, Saguenay Port Authority
Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura, towards an integrated port development
Gustavo Florez Dulcey, General Manager of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura, introduces us to his organization the vocation of which, in connection with the AIVP, is to work for the economic and social development of both his city and region. Contributing to the reduction of social inequalities through concrete actions is the watchword of the General manager whose port company has notably established, via its foundation, an educational and innovation center for the sustainable development of the region.
CEMAS (Valencia): cooperating and sharing experiences toward ever more sustainable food
CEMAS, the World Sustainable Urban Food Centre in Valencia, opened in 2018. It is an initiative by the City of Valencia, which had signed a MoU with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) back in 2016. CEMAS’ main objectives are to highlight the numerous schemes aimed at promoting sustainable urban food supplies to cities around the world, raise awareness about food issues, climate change and sustainable local food systems, and spread best practices. Those priorities are in line with those identified by Commitment No. 7 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda for “Quality food for all”
Port of Antwerp: innovation the key to high-quality food and farming
From its strategic location and dedicated facilities, to experienced port stakeholders and partners, the Port of Antwerp already boasts numerous advantages when it comes to getting food onto European plates. It is also developing pioneering solutions in partnership with the port community. It is the same commitment to innovation that saw it set up an Agricultural Innovation Fund, to promote sustainable co-existence between agriculture, nature, and port activities.
BeeOdiversity: biodiversity as a solution
BeeOdiversity is a Belgian company specialized in the restoration of biodiversity and the reduction of industrial and agricultural pollution, acting in port cities. Their actions accompany the sustainable development of port cities on three of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the AIVP: N°8. City - port interface, N°9. Health and quality of life, N°10. Protecting biodiversity. Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen & Michael van Cutsem, founders of the company, share with us the motivations which led the company to join AIVP.
Seaboost: turnkey solutions for biodiversity
Specialising in the restoration of marine ecosystems, the design of pro-active coastal structures for biodiversity and the adaptation of coastlines to the effects of climate change, Seaboost is a French company whose activity in favour of biodiversity, objective number 10 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, takes place in port cities. Martin Perrot, Seaboost's Chief Operating Officer, shares with us the motivations that led the company to join the AIVP.
Port Saint John (Canada): high quality food for citizens
Port Saint John (Canada) sees a high quality food supply as a major part of its activity, and relies on constant cooperation with its partners to develop its solutions. But public awareness of this role – which is also integral to the port’s social responsibility policy and actions to support the local community - is still too low.
The city of Pointe-Noire wants to give biodiversity the space it needs
Pointe-Noire, the administrative capital of the Republic of the Congo, is also the country's economic lung, with an important contribution made by the deepwater port and the oil terminal. Today it must take steps to meet the threats to its coastline, natural areas and marine resources. In this interview, M. Jean-François Kando, Deputy Mayor of Pointe-Noire, tells us about the measures which will enable the city to respond to these threats and "Protect Biodiversity".
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