About this Project

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2015 - 2016

Utilizing data models from the CEC’s 2013–2014 project work to emphasize the air quality, public health, environmental and ecosystem benefits of reducing maritime shipping emissions, this project will showcase technologies and policies to promote clean and efficient maritime shipping. The primary goal of this project is to facilitate the establishment and implementation of an Emission Control Area (ECA) in Mexico, adjacent to the existing US-Canada ECA and thus establishing a “truly North American ECA.” This will be accomplished by providing technical support and information needed to establish and implement an ECA, showcasing best practices for reducing ship emissions, including the use of alternative fuels such as natural gas, and documenting the emissions reductions achieved.