SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 18, 2010 — The Port of Los Angeles has again earned the designation “Climate Action Leader” from the California Climate Action Registry for the Port’s 2009 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory.  The Port of L.A. was the first port to receive the designation two years ago from the California Climate Action Registry, a Climate Action Reserve program that serves as a greenhouse gas registry to protect, encourage and promote early actions to reduce GHG.

“We are thrilled that the Port of Los Angeles has earned the status of Climate Action Leader,” said Sarah Stanner-Cranston, the Program Director for California Climate Action Registry. “We believe that the Port’s example helps set a positive tone and a meaningful standard of energy efficiency for the shipping and transportation industries across the nation.”

The Port of Los Angles earned the “Climate Action Leader” distinction for its strategies for municipally-controlled sources of greenhouse gases.  Additionally, the Port has taken a proactive position to recognize and reduce the impacts of greenhouse gases throughout the Port area. The first port in the country to include impacts of greenhouse gases in environmental impact documents, GHG analysis is now standard in Port EIR documents. The Port’s 2009 GHG emission inventory may be viewed here.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.