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27 Oct 2021

Find out how we’re setting a course for net zero

We’re excited about our bold plans to tackle emissions and carbon – it’s important we do what we can as an industry, for our city and which will ultimately help us to become one of the UK’s first zero emission ports.

Our plans, which aim to improve air quality and our carbon footprint, have been put together with the government’s Maritime 2050 strategy in mind.

Over the past decade, the port has been gradually turned into a living laboratory of green technology. Not only do we have one of the most sustainable terminal buildings in the UK, but we are also at the forefront of battery research technology, with an machine learning controlled lithium/lead storage battery being commissioned which will complement a rollout of solar and wind power generating capacity across the port.

The port is also installing a 35kW hydrogen electrolyser pilot, in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, fully funded under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Call.

Join us for a presentation from the port’s project manager and pilot Jerry Clarke to find out more about all the green projects we are working on, along with an opportunity to ask questions.

Pre-registration is essential - sign-up here.

About Portsmouth Climate Festival

Portsmouth Climate Festival is an event to raise awareness of the climate challenges in the city, highlighting both the implications of climate change for Portsmouth, and the opportunities for us to make a positive difference.

The festival will bring together organisations and communities across the city in a range of events to link with the UK hosting the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November 2021 to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. Portsmouth Climate Festival will be an opportunity for the city to explore issues related to the four main goals of COP26.

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilise finance
  • Work together to deliver.

Portsmouth Climate Festival will be held between Friday 22 October and Friday 12 November and you can take part by holding an online or in-person event or activity, inspired by the need for urgent action on climate in Portsmouth. Portsmouth Climate Festival is a partnership project by the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Climate Action Board. Find out more.