The Pacific Northwest to Alaska Green Corridor project is a collaboration between ports, municipalities, cruise lines, and environmental groups to explore the feasibility of creating the world’s first zero-emission “green corridor” for cruise operations between Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority was one of the first organizations to join this collaborative effort in May 2022, and since then, the port authority has been working collaboratively with project partners to define the scope and application of the concept and assess the emission reduction strategies and partnerships needed to advance decarbonization of the corridor.
What is a green corridor?
A green corridor is defined as “a shipping route where zero greenhouse gas solutions are demonstrated and supported.” Through collaboration across sectors, green corridors establish the technological and regulatory conditions needed to implement low- and ultimately zero-greenhouse gas emission ships.
In 2021, twenty-four countries, including the United States and Canada, signed the Clydebank Declaration and in doing so, committed to support the establishment of at least six green corridors by 2025 while aiming to scale up activity in future years.