Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach Target Zero Emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are setting the stage to make a transition to zero emissions in their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

By signing a joint declaration on June 12, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia set ambitious goals unveiling zero emissions plans for the twin ports of the San Pedro Bay.

Additionally, the parties affirmed that the CAAP will include new investments in clean technology, expanding at-berth emission reductions, and launching a zero emissions drayage truck pilot program in the next few years.

With this move, the mayors are strengthening their pledge to make the twin ports global models for cleaner air, sustainability and innovation.

“With the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ranked as the nation’s two largest ports, it is crucial to double down on our commitment to combating climate change by achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and by committing to zero emissions goals for the Clean Air Action Plan,” Garcia said.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will release a detailed timeline and process for CAAP within 15 days, and fully complete the update by November.

Mayors Garcetti and Garcia also launched the Green Ports Collaborative, a new initiative led by the Climate Mayors. The program will bring cities and ports together to create shared environmental standards, demonstrate future demand for zero emissions equipment and trucks, work with manufacturers to produce the vehicles and technologies needed, and take other collaborative action to green ports across the country.

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