IHCantabria participated in the II Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Port Management, held in Huelva.

by | 29 Sep, 2023 | cambio climático, Climate Risks, Adaptation and Resilience, Coastal Management and Engineering, General News | 0 comments

This conference brought together in Huelva renowned professionals from the port and environmental sector from Spain and other countries, who addressed future trends in sustainability and energy efficiency applied to port management.

On September 27th and 28th, in Huelva, Spain, the II Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Port ManagementThe event brought together a large number of professionals from the port and environmental sector, from different organizations and administrations, with recognized experience in the port and environmental sector at national, European and international level. This event was organized by the Port of Huelva.

Representing the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of the University of Cantabria (IHCantabria), the following participated in this event Javier L. Lara -Professor of the Department of Water Science and Technology of the University of Cantabria (UC) and head of the Climate Risks, Adaptation and Resilience Group of IHCantabria, as part of the round table on adaptation to climate change. Representatives of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (Antonio Ginard, head of the Planning and Infrastructures Area), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Agustín Sánchez Arcilla, director of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory and Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of this university), and GT Climate Change PIANC (Jan Brooke, representative UK PIANC) also participated in this round table. The moderator was Antonio Góngora Zurro, Deputy Director of Connectivity, Sustainability and Physical Environment of Puertos del Estado.

In the opening session of this day, three relevant topics were addressed: 1) The role of the Port of Huelva in the current context of sustainability and energy transition, 2) sustainability in the Strategic Framework of the port system of general interest, and 3) Strategies of European Ports facing the challenges of the Green Deal.

In addition to addressing adaptation to climate change, this day included other round tables that promoted debate on the following topics: implications of the new model of sustainable growth in port environments; challenges in the consumption and production of new fuels; infrastructures and services that improve environmental quality; environmentally friendly infrastructures; the energy transition in port environments; the importance of biodiversity protection for the sustainable development of ports, and relevant aspects of the working groups of the Sustainability Committee.

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