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Russian Federation : Green Guide established by ESPO for urging excellence in environmental management and sustainability.

For Assessing the environmental performance is directed by Revised Green Guide. The launch of a new guide is announced by European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO Espo Esperanto
ESPO European Sea Ports Organization
ESPO Enterprise Solutions Program Office
ESPO East Siberia - Pacific Ocean (oil pipeline) 
) of a new guide that fully revises and updates its previous Environmental Code of Practice produced nearly a decade ago.

An announcement is also made regarding Green Guide's xcellence in port environmental management and sustainability, during a dedicated session at the GreenPort Congress in Marseille Marseille
 or Marseilles

City (pop., 1999: city, 797,486; metro. area, 1,349,772), southeastern France. One of the Mediterranean's major seaports and the second largest city in France, it is located on the Gulf of Lion, west of the French Riviera.
, France.

As per ESPO, a further step is taken by guide than previous editions, as the new guide introduces a common framework for action under Five Es : Exemplify, Enable, Encourage, Engage and Enforce. This action framework is applied to five selected environmental issues: air quality, energy conservation and climate change, noise management, waste management and water management.

The application of the Five Es is showing the way towards a comprehensive and integrated approach, said Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, in the foreword to the new guide. The Commission appreciates ESPO s approach in assisting ports to implement the relevant EU rules rigorously and is following this initiative with great interest.

Not only promotional tool of the sector s efforts, Green Guide, is also a way to help spur port authorities port authorities nplautoridades fpl portuarias  into action by re-evaluating the environmental practices adopted at their respective ports.

I am confident that the ambitious goals of the Green Guide will encourage our members to further improve their track record in environmental management and performance, said ESPO Chairman, Victor Schoenmakers. This Guide is a product of ports for ports and I am very grateful to the members of the Sustainable Development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union  Committee and the secretariat for the hard work they put in.

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