Green Marine, AIVP sign Memorandum of Understanding to promote the social acceptability of ports
Green Marine and the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 11 to combine efforts to promote the social acceptability of ports.
The agreement, signed at the conclusion of AIVP’s Annual General Meeting at the organization’s 16th World Conference in Quebec City, will serve as a framework for cooperation to encourage and improve port relations with community.
“AIVP is delighted with this new collaboration for the sustainable development of ports and the cities that welcome them,” said Philippe Matthis, AIVP’s President. “Through this agreement, we want to pool our knowledge and encourage our respective members to favor a global approach: environmental and societal.”
“Our two organizations advance constructive city-port relationships and the collaborative model,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s Executive Director. “Green Marine will build on AIVP’s expertise in the field of the city-port-citizenry relations, and through the analysis of its tools, such as the Port Center online interface to communicate a port’s missions and projects, to develop its new indicator on social acceptability.”
The two organizations are seeking to establish a productive working relationship through this agreement and, towards this end, waived each other’s association membership fees. Green Marine is now an AIVP partner, while AIVP becomes an association member of the Green Marine Management Corporation. Green Marine and AIVP also intend to collaborate in the promotion of their respective actions within each of their networks.