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GHG reduction among the major environmental progress at the Port of Montreal

June 15, 2020

Released earlier this June, the Montreal Port Authority’s 2019 sustainable development report showed a continuous decrease over the previous seven years in the intensity of GHG emissions from MPA-specific activities per tonne of cargo handled.

It also outlined the 145 sustainable development actions taken by the MPA in 2019, including measures to protect at-risk species, the planting of 750 trees, and the launch of an urban beekeeping project.

The MPA’s sustainable development action plan for 2016-2019 was based on five priorities to: improve air and water quality, enhance offered services, ensure the responsible management of its infrastructure and resources, offer a motivating and safe work environment, and forge harmonious relationships with stakeholders.

A common vision for the port’s future was laid out when the MPA adopted its first sustainable development policy a decade ago. It defined clear and concrete objectives for the port to better preserve the environment and fit into the community.

The 2019 sustainable development report is available here