Electrifying Ports to Reduce Emissions and Improve Health
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Location: Veronese 2403, Level 2, The Venetian
Learning Level: 101: Applies to those with limited experience of the topic and seeking foundational understanding of the content.
The electrification of ports through electric drayage truck procurement and installation of zero-emission infrastructure will reduce emissions while making ports more efficient. These efforts will in turn advance equity, as the communities surrounding ports disproportionately suffer outcomes such as asthma, infant mortality, and premature death. However, this effort will require partnerships between public agencies, utilities, and private companies. In this session, panelists will discuss the potential benefits to public health and equity from electrifying our ports, which policy levers can be utilized, and how diverse stakeholders can work together
Understand the environmental and health benefits associated with the electrification of ports, particularly in terms of reducing emissions and improving public health outcomes in communities surrounding ports. Gain insights into the specific challenges and disparities faced by these communities and how electrification efforts can address them.
Explore the policy levers and strategies that can be employed to facilitate the electrification of ports. Learn about the role of public agencies, utilities, and private companies in driving this transition and the importance of effective partnerships and collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
Gain knowledge on best practices for fostering equitable and inclusive partnerships in the electrification of ports. Understand how to engage and involve community stakeholders in the decision-making processes, ensuring that their needs and perspectives are considered. Learn about successful case studies and initiatives that have prioritized equity and community empowerment in port electrification efforts.