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EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

Urban freight contributions to GHG emissions are increasing. The corresponding mitigation capacities and actions need to increase as well. As a goal, this project promotes low carbon urban freight policies and practices (EcoLogistics) addressing climate change mitigation and the ambitions of NDCs. By highlighting EcoLogistics as a priority area for local and national governments the project raises awareness, collects and develops policy recommendations, action plans and guides pioneering cities to exemplary action. The project strengthens institutional capacity through multi-stakeholder participation, develop an urban freight emission assessment tool, implement demonstration projects in cities, and suggest national policy recommendations. A project platform accessible globally shares knowledge on good practices and provides access to solution providers.

State of implementation/results

  • Project launch at a Side Event at COP23 on November 10th 2017 at the Cities & Regions Pavilion.
  • The project has been presented at ICLEI World Congress in Montreal in June 2018 together with mayors from partner cities.
  • First kick-off meetings in October 2018 with transport ministries and participating cities from Colombia and Argentina.
  • In India, a declaration of intent was signed with the cities of Kochi and Panaji. In Argentina, the project works in the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario. In Colombia, the project works with the cities of Bogotá, Manizales and Valledupar as well as with the metropolitan region of Valle de Aburrá.

Project data

Argentina, Colombia, India

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia, Ministry of Transport - Colombia
  • ICLEI South America Secretariat - Brazil,ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat

BMU grant:
3.499.626,53 €

11/2017  till  10/2021


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