ESPO Environmental Report 2019
This 4th Environmental Report presents this year’s environmental performance of European sea ports based on selected benchmark indicators. The data was obtained from 94 ESPO-member EU/EEA ports’ responses to the EcoPorts SelfDiagnosis Method (SDM) (http://www.ecoports.com). Aiming to increase the transparency and accountability of the European port sector and to further enhance the relationship of ports with their local communities, ESPO decided to publish an environmental report annually as from 2016. This decision follows a tradition of periodical publication of ESPO environmental surveys in 1996, 2004, 2009 and 2013.