CCAC: Global Green Freight Action Plan
|Name of initiative||CCAC: Global Green Freight Action Plan|
|Secretariat||Denise Sioson, CCAC Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Organisational structure||The Steering Group consists of representatives from: Canada, USA, The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Smart Freight Centre and Clean Air Asia|
|Name of lead organisation||Climate and Clean Air Coalition|
|Type of lead organisation||Other intergovernmental organization|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||France|
|Description||Green freight programs can help the freight sector reduce its contribution to climate change and air pollution by encouraging the adoption of more efficient and cleaner technologies and practices. They can help companies retrofit existing vehicles with technologies and measures to reduce fuel consumption (such as idle reduction technologies, aerodynamic retrofits, and rolling resistance improvements) as well as exhaust emission retrofits such as diesel particulate filters to reduce black carbon. These programs also help expedite the acquisition of new, more fuel efficient vehicles, all of which reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing vehicles.|
|Objectives|| The goal of the Global Green Freight Action Plan is to enhance the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement in ways that significantly reduce the climate, health, energy, and cost impacts of freight transport around the world.
Reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, black carbon and other pollutants in the freight sector by 2025. Our estimates are that green freight programs can result in almost 100 MMT annually if implemented by G20 nations.
Targeting fuel savings and cost reduction for business. Green freight programs can result in 5-10% efficiency gains in targeted fleets.
|Activities|| Capacity building:
Knowledge development: The following resources have been completed by the initiative:
Other relevant resources disseminated by the Initiative includes:
Policy-making and implementation:
Monitoring and reporting:
|One or two success stories achieved|| Canada and the United States are two countries that are part of the GGFAP Steering Group and have had good progress in the implementation of their national and regional programs on green freight. Achievements of the US Smartway program can be found in this link while the info on the newly launched Green Freight Assessment Program of Canada can be found here. In addition, Mexico, Canada and the US are working to develop a harmonized and unified green freight program for North America.
Vietnam is establishing a green freight program starting with an online freight exchange platform connecting carriers with customers. The Netherlands is supporting the establishment of a European platform for green freight programs that builds on the Lean and Green and other European green freight programs. Finally, the first Green Freight Strategy in Africa has been launched under the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Agreement (NCTTCA), a regional cooperation among the Member States of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. South Sudan acceded to the Agreement in 2012. The Strategy was prepared by the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority and launched at the 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Northern Corridor in 16 January 2017.
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Capacity building, Technical dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange|
|Goals|| The Global Green Freight Action Plan (GGFAP) aims to enhance the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement in ways that significantly reduce the climate, health, energy, and cost impacts of freight transport around the world. The three main objectives are:
1) To align and enhance existing green freight efforts, 2) To develop and support new green freight programs globally, and 3) To incorporate black carbon reductions into green freight programs.
Target milestones beyond 2020: -By 2022: green freight financing programs established to accelerate fleet turnover and retrofits in all regions. -By 2025: GF programs follow best practices in all major markets. Top 100 global shippers and carriers are members of GF programs. -By 2030: All countries are members of regional programs. GF programs demonstrate significant emission reductions from freight transport.
GGFAP commits to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, black carbon and air pollutants in the freight sector by 2025 through a greener and more energy efficient multimodal global supply chain.
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|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|| The initiative has launched the online platform www.globalgreenfreight.org which aims to cultivate an active online community and resource that will be a primary resource in the freight sector. This online platform includes essential information to assist countries in designing and improving green freight programs (e.g., guidance documents, technical documentation on multiple technologies and operational strategies to reduce freight emissions, relevant events).
The initiative also participated and presented the Action Plan at a regional Workshop on Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance organized United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2016, with the objective of assisting the Northern Corridor of Africa in developing a green freight program. The initiative also presented and participated at the Green Freight Day at the Better Air Quality Conference organized by Clean Air Asia in Busan, South Korea in August 2016, and at the ADB Transport Forum in Manila, Philippines in September 2016. The initiative will continue to organize two more regional workshops in, Europe and Latin America in 2016 and 2017 to explore the status and opportunities for development and harmonization of regional green freight programs. New capacity building training materials were created by US EPA SmartWay to train countries to develop Technology Verification programs. This new content supplements EPA’s Green Freight program development training and will be used in more workshops in 2017.
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|
|Companies||4||Deutsche Post DHL (Germany),Hewlett Packard (USA),IKEA (Denmark),Volvo (Sweden).|
|Business organisations||3||BSR (Denmark), French Shippers Council (France), Global Food Cold Chain Council (USA).|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Non-governmental organisations||23||California Air Resources Board (USA), Centre for Clean Air Policy (USA), CEID Colombia (Colombia), Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (USA), Centro Mario Molina Chile (Chile), Centro de Investigación en Mecatrónica Automotriz of Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Clean Air Asia (Thailand), Clean Cargo Working Group (France), CNT Brasil (Brazil), ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme (United Kingdom), FIA Foundation (United Kingdom), Green Freight Europe (Belgium), Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (USA), International Council on Clean Transportation (USA), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES (Japan), International Solid Waste Association (Austria), Lean and Green (Netherlands), Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment (Chile), Natural Resources Defense Council (USA), Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority - NCTTCA (Kenya), Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (Austria), Smart Freight Centre (Netherlands), Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Switzerland).|
|National states||24|| 1. Bangladesh
2. Benin 3. Canada 4. Central African Republic 5. Chile 6. Cote d’Ivoire 7. France 8. Ireland 9. Japan 10. Liberia 11. Mexico 12. Morocco 13. Netherlands 14. Nigeria 15. Norway 16. Peru 17. Philippines 18. Poland 19. Russian Federation 20. Sweden 21. Switzerland 22. Togo 23. United States of America 24. Vietnam
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Intergovernmental organisations||2||United Nations Environment Programme (Kenya), World Meteorological Organization (Switzerland).|
|Financial Institutions||1||Worldbank (USA).|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators