APICE Local Adaptation Plans: strategies for mitigation of air pollution in each APICE Port-City

The Local Adaptation Plans (LAPs) have been drafted in each project area:

In Barcelona, the LAP aims at constituting a guidance for reduction of 12 % for both NOx and PM10 emissions from the port, and thus supporting and complementing efforts by national and regional authorities.

In Genoa, the APICE project is expected to develop a model for air quality focused on harbor emissions, as this tool was missing in this area before APICE. The APICE model was applied to a selection of actions contained in the new Port Master Plan, with the aim of continuing with the overall assessment of the whole plan.

In Marseilles, the application of APICE inputs and scenarios is meant to support a new project of setting electric power ground supply terminal within the strategic Plan of the Port Authority and to include of APICE deliverables in atmospheric, urban and health protection plan of PACA region.

In Thessaloniki, the LAP will contribute in establishing a roadmap for the improvement of the efficiency of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia – Thrace and the Region of Central Macedonia in urban development planning for Thessaloniki city and implementing environmental policies in order to improve the citizens’ quality of life.

For Venice, the target is to investigate on possible solutions to mitigate air pollution but at the same time supporting the development of port activities, within the framework of planning guidance to drive port-district expansion (and its connection with the northeast transport poles) and of the Regional Masterplan (under revision) and coastal plans, as well as to support the promotion of agreements to mitigate emissions of docked-vessels closed to the historical islands of Venice.

The LAP of each city are downloadable here:/content.php?ID1=49&ID2=61&ID=61&ID3=49&lang=ENG