LA and Long Beach set zero-emission targets

LA and Long Beach set zero-emission targets

The mayors of Los Angeles and of Long Beach have jointly signed a statement setting zero emissions goals for their cities respective ports, they announced on Monday.

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach committed to making the two San Pedro Bay ports “global models for cleaner air, sustainability and innovation”.

Their affirmation comes less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the nation out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

In their statement, the mayors called on the ports to make zero emissions a goal of their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

To this end CAAP will include investments in clean technology, expanding at-berth emission reductions and starting a zero-emissions drayage truck pilot program.

Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two largest ports in the US, handling around 40% of America’s total containerized imports and 25% of its total exports.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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