EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities
As of: November 2020
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
- 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.