Globally, urban freight represents up to 25 percent of urban vehicles, takes up to 40 percent of motorized road space and contributes to up to 40 percent of urban transport-related CO2 emissions. Urban freight includes a wide variety of services, from waste collection trucks to construction trucks or commercial related trucks. Today, a growing number of cities are including urban freight in their plans to reduce their emissions.
Urban vehicles are freight vehicles
Road space is occupied by freight vehicles
Urban transport emission is by freight vehicles
ICLEI’s EcoLogistics project (2017-2021) is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI), involving 9 cities in Argentina, Colombia, and India. The project focuses on capacitating governmental and non-governmental actors to build strategies and policies to promote low-carbon and more sustainable urban freight through local action and national support.
The goal of this project is to promote low carbon urban freight (EcoLogistics) policies and practices contributing to climate change mitigation and towards meeting the ambitions of NDCs in Argentina, Colombia and India.
“EcoLogistics” promotes transportation of goods by giving priority to health, safety, people-centered urban development and low-emission and will encourage circular and regional economies to limit the growth of freight transport.It follows the strategy to Avoid (and reduce) the freight volume and haul distance, Shift (and maintain) to more sustainable modes of freight transportation, Improve the logistics operations by use of technologies and better operation.
IKI EcoLogistics is a project implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. The ICLEI World Secretariat is responsible for project management and coordination. ICLEI South America Secretariat and ICLEI South Asia Secretariat are the implementing partners. Despacio, the Smart Freight Centre and the Zaragoza Logistics Center are technical partners for this project.
The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
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