Venice Blue Flag 2022, agreement signed to reduce the impact of cruise ship emissions in Venice

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP)Reduce the impact of atmospheric emissions from cruise ships arriving and mooring in the ports of the Venice Lagoon.

With this objective, the Municipality of Venice, the Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea, the Port Authority of Venice and the shipping companies operating in Venice and Marghera signed the voluntary agreement ‘Venice Blue Flag 2022’ this morning at Ca ‘Farsetti.

The agreement takes on greater importance in a context modified by the limitations to cruise traffic in the San Marco Basin and the Giudecca Canal, introduced by the Decree-Law of 20 July 2021, n. 103, which led Venice to have to build a new cruise model with the challenge of reconciling the needs of environmental sustainability and safeguarding the lagoon with those of labor protection and the development of this important economic sector.

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