Climate

Greenhouse gases influence climate change. The Port of Antwerp, which has the largest petrochemical cluster in Europe, is also a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Our objective is to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint, in a partnership with your company. And we are making steady progress. Energy consumption is becoming more efficient, greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced and energy is now produced more sustainably.

In view of the international policy framework, the port community must prepare for a low carbon economy in the future.

Antwerp’s port community has endorsed the ambitious goals of COP21 (The Paris Agreement) and is currently working on implementing these in practice. This constitutes a good foundation for national and international policy in the next decades.

These goals are:

  • to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C (compared with the pre-industrial period).T
  • to help countries adapt to climate change.
  • to make the transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • to reserve the required resources for this.

The space for new technology (electric and plug-in hybrid cars, energy-efficient offices with smart heating and cooling systems...) are just a few examples of our efforts.

We believe in the benefits of this choice as it creates:

  • more employment (because of new technology);
  • more competitiveness (because of policy resilience and energy savings);
  • sustainable economic growth (by attracting new production processes), both for the port and the economy.

A low carbon economy is technically and financially feasible. The cost of climate change will be much higher than the cost for implementing these climate-friendly measures, both for the economy and for our society.

Contact us for further information and ideas for your company.

Sustainable Development Goals Haven Van Antwerpen

Aftellen naar de verkiezing van de Sustainability Award 2018

Voor de Sustainability Award 2018 zijn Ashland Specialities Belgium, BASF en CMB genomineerd. De vakjury koos deze projecten uit 17 inzendingen. Op 29 november maken we de winnaar bekend.