The CAAP 2017 Update is a comprehensive strategy for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy.
Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, have seen a tremendous drop.
Targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
The Los Angeles and Long Beach Boards of Harbor Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update on Nov. 2, 2017.