Auckland planning for zero emissions
Ports of Auckland is using an emissions reduction scheme to help it become a zero emissions port by 2040.
The New Zealand company measured its greenhouse gas emissions using Enviro-Mark Solutions’ Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) and created an ‘Emissions Management & Reduction Plan’ which sets out the projects and interim targets to reach the 2040 goal.
Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said: “This is a big step for us. It is easy to set goals, but another thing to actually start delivering.
“We are now in a position to deliver. We know the scale of the challenge and we have a clear plan and achievable milestones to tackle it.”
Ports of Auckland said in the 2017 financial year it generated 16,208.47t of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e).
It explained it has measured the direct and indirect emissions associated with its business and those of its subsidiaries, but has not yet measured emissions produced by third parties, such as the ships, trucks and trains which come to the port.
It confirmed these will be assessed at a later stage.
“This is the first initiative of many and we look forward to announcing more work in this area in the near future,” Mr Gibson added.
The partnership with Enviro-Mark Solutions makes Auckland the first port in New Zealand to become CEMARS certified.
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