Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Specialist, Panama Canal, talks about Panama Canal’s new tool to calculate carbon emissions as well as other initiatives that the Canal has adopted the last couple years with the aim to become a ‘carbon neutral’ entity and incentivize further the maritime industry reduce its carbon footprint.
The Panama Canal Authority announced the inauguration of the Emissions Calculator in late October, with the aim to incentivize further the maritime industry to cut emissions. Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist discusses the new offering at length highlighting that it will help the Panama Canal become a “Carbon Neutral” entity.
In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist, discussed the Canal’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. After one year of operation, the Expanded Canal contributed to a reduction of more than 17 million tons of CO2, however, this is only the beginning. Mr. Rodriguez said that the Canal has in store various environmental sustainability and renewable energy initiatives which reinforce that the Panama Canal is a unique ‘Green Route’ for the worldwide trade.
In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist, talks about Canal’s Green Route strategy which consists of many initiatives encouraging operators to enhance environmental performance in the industry. Mr Rodriguez says that with the implementation of these green practices, the Panama Canal expects a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and reveals further projects on the pipeline which will additionally contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency.
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