Global Green Freight Action Plan presented at UN Climate Summit

23-09-2014

On the occasion of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit the supporters* of the joint statement, announced their commitment to participate in the development and implementation of a Global Green Freight Action Plan, to be launched by December 2014.

Challenge
The transportation sector contributes roughly 22 percent of global CO2 emissions and about 19 percent of emissions of black carbon: a powerful climate forcer with significant adverse health impacts. Heavy-duty vehicles such as those used for freight transportation have a marked impact on climate and air quality, and vehicle activity is projected to grow significantly in the coming decades, particularly in emerging economies. Green freight programs, among which is Green Freight Europe, can accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies and strategies that save fuel, reduce costs for business, and lead to significant reductions of CO2,  black carbon, particulate matter and other air pollutant emissions across the entire transport sector.

Action
Therefore, through the Global Green Freight Action Plan, the supporters pledge to raise the awareness and to work towards  (1) aligning and enhancing existing green freight efforts through knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer partnerships, and government-industry exchanges that will build a bridge between policy makers, business leaders and civil society at the global level; (2) identifying ways to incorporate black carbon, particulate matter and other air pollutant emission reduction calculations in green freight programs; and, (3) expanding or improving green freight programs in interested countries.  

Support
The Global Green Freight Action plan is supported by national governments, private and public associations, as well as the private sector. See below the full list of supporters.

 

Nation-States:
Bangladesh, Benin, Canada, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Ireland, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo and the United States

Associations/Initiatives:
California Air Resources Board, Centre for Clean Air Policy, CEID Colombia, Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente, Centro Mario Molina Chile, CIMA - Centro de Investigación en Mecatrónica Automotriz of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Clean Air Asia, Inc., Clean Cargo Working Group, ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, FIA Foundation, Green Freight Europe, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, the International Council on Clean Transportation, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, International Solid Waste Association, Lean and Green, Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment, Natural Resources Defense Council, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, Smart Freight Centre, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, and the World Meteorological Organization    

Private Sector:
Deutsche Post DHL, Hewlett Packard, IKEA and Volvo