Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Long Beach Will Tackle Global Warming

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach is launching the World Ports Climate Action Program with ports in Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Antwerp and Vancouver, Canada in an effort to develop projects that tackle global warming and reach the greenhouse gas emissions-reducing goals of the Paris Agreement.

The program will specifically look at using digital tools to raise supply chain efficiency, pushing emissions reduction and speeding up renewable energy and other zero-emission efforts.

“This partnership helps to raise awareness about global warming throughout the port industry and ensures that we are working toward the same goals on an international scale,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. “For us to make an impact, it really needs to be a global impact. Improving the air quality in Southern California is important, but we need to work together globally to make a real difference when it comes to dealing with climate change.”