Connecting ports to take collective action on the climate crisis and decarbonise global supply chains

The C40 Green Ports Forum is focused on connecting port cities and ports around the world to implement policies and programmes that mitigate air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports, shipping and supply chains.

C40 Green Ports Forum members will participate in C40 programmes, help formulate C40 climate change policies, and work closely with other worldwide port environmental organisations to present a common voice on climate change issues.

Through this initiative, C40 will help cities and ports realise shared climate goals in a coordinated, equitable and economically sustainable way.

The forum will:

  • Connect cities and ports with their peers working on climate change solutions in the ports and shipping sectors covering both, cargo and cruise.
  • Inspire by showcasing the experience of leading cities and ports.
  • Provide cities with the tools, resources and approaches to engage with ports and key supply chain stakeholders on climate and public health issues.
  • Connect port cities and ports in shared initiatives, targets and ambitions.
  • Amplify the voice of cities and ports in global climate action.

Focus areas:

A common green ports agenda that unites ports and cities globally around key sustainability practices will include the following topics:

  • End-to-end green shipping corridors
    Collective commitments from cities and ports working together and with the industry to enable and accelerate development of green shipping routes between cities. Cities and ports will implement measures, technologies and tools (such as Zero Emissions Areas at ports) to develop end to end green shipping routes.
  • Ship-to-shore power
    Development of common standards, requirements, commitments and financing strategies.
  • Cities and ports as market-makers
    Joint procurement strategies and commitments to zero-emissions technologies
  • Port emissions profiling and role of cities
    Establish a working group to facilitate development of common strategies, approaches tools, and benchmarking methodologies and connect to other ongoing efforts. Underpinning all of these work streams the work will include finance strategies, partnerships and cross-sectoral collaborations, as these are cross-cutting elements for all topics.

Cities participating in the forum:
Auckland, Boston, Callao, Copenhagen, Dubai, Durban, Guangzhou, Lima, New York, Newark, Oslo, Rotterdam, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vancouver, Yokohama.

For more information contact Alisa Kreynes, Green Ports Programme Manager: