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New report from Tyndall Manchester on Scottish Ports and Climate Change

1 March 2022

Prepared by Simon Bullock, this reports sets out six guiding principles for ports to consider when setting decarbonisation strategies.

This document assesses the growing regulatory and societal pressure to limit the impacts of climate change, how this applies to shipping, and the implications of this for Scottish ports and agencies concerned with climate change.

It is based on a review of academic, industry, regulator and other literature on shipping and port decarbonisation, and assessment of over 40 individual port strategies and actions, in the UK and abroad. In addition 6 ports were interviewed about their ongoing experiences in addressing climate change.

It was written in March 2021 as an input to an initial feasibility study into shore power at Aberdeen Harbour Board, led by Buro Happold, which was funded by Scottish Enterprise. A February 2022 update flags policy developments since this initial report.

This is a precursor to the imminent publication of the shore power feasibility study for ships at Aberdeen Harbour.

Key point: Ports should include emissions from ships in their decarbonisation strategies, not just ports’ own emissions.

Read the full report at: Scottish Ports and Climate Change

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