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EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities

As of: February 2021

Urban transport of goods and commodities is a significant source of greenhouse gases in Argentina, Colombia and India. Nevertheless, many cities hardly address this in their mitigation measures. The project supports environmentally friendly rules and practices that directly contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change and to the achievement of ambitious NDCs in the partner countries. It creates greater awareness of the issue among local and national governments to this end, develops action plans and gives other cities an example of how to act. The project also strengthens institutional resources and competencies by involving all interest groups, making national policy recommendations and developing a self-monitoring instrument for the movement of goods and commodities. Demonstration projects from the project cities and collections of successful practical examples are intended to motivate national governments and to extend the project experience on a larger scale.

State of implementation/results

  • Publication of the EcoLogistics baseline reports featuring urban freight characteristics in project cities on 6 October 2020 (sustainablemobility.iclei.org/…).
  • Publication of project results concerning the question, how cities in developing countries can address urban freight strategically (sustainablemobility.iclei.org/…).
  • Publication of project results concerning the question, how Indian cities can enhance the resiliency of the supply chain of essential goods under the condition of COVID-19 (sustainablemobility.iclei.org/…).
  • Publication of project results on the question of existing data and knowledge gaps in the field of urban freight transport (talkofthecities.iclei.org/…).
  • Argentina:

    • Implementation of workshops with stakeholders in the project cities of Santa Fe and Rosario to develop Low Carbon Action Plans for Urban Freight.

  • Colombia:

    • Implementation of workshops with stakeholders in the project cities to develop Low Carbon Action Plans for Urban Freight.

  • India:

    • From March to May 2020, the project team provided technical support to the administrations of the partner cities in mapping supply chains of essential goods.

  • Project data

    Country:
    Argentina, Colombia, India

    Implementing organisation:
    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.

    Political partner(s):
    • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
    • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina*
    • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - India
    • Ministry of Transport - Argentina
    • Ministry of Transport - Colombia

    Implementing partner(s):
    • ICLEI South America Secretariat - Brazil
    • ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat

    BMU grant:
    3.499.626,53 €

    Duration:
    11/2017  till  10/2021


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