• To establish long-lasting measures and shared strategies to reduce air pollution in port cities.
  • To select the most effective policies in terms of cost/benefits balance, anticipating and favouring the implementation of EU Directives/international laws.


  1. Pinpointing the relative contribution to air quality of pollution sources in the 5 project harbour areas:
    - identifying differences/similarities among them.
    - designing future scenarios.
  2. Strengthen the governance capacity to arbitrate between conflicting socio-economic & environmental interests by including the air pollution analysis and trend scenarios within the already existing Sectorial Plans (urban masterplans, port development plans, environmental regional strategies).
  3. Facilitate and promote voluntary agreements between local administration, port authorities, ship owners and cargos' handlers to reduce air pollution caused by on berth vessels (“green ports” approach).