Sustainable Urban Freight Coalition

National Support Structure for Cost Emission Reduction from Urban Freight in India.


Creating sustainable cities through low-carbon freight: EcoLogistics in Argentina, Colombia and India
ICLEI | 2021

The purpose of this report is to review existing urban freight movement characteristics across the nine project cities in Argentina, Colombia and India, provide an account of baseline GHG emissions (2019) from urban freight and identify possible interventions to minimize its negative impacts.  The emissions have been established using the EcoLogistics Self-monitoring Tool. Drawing on the analysis, policy recommendations and interventions are also presented in this report and will be used as part of the Low Carbon Action Plan for Urban Freight (LCAP-UF) in the cities...

Sustainable Freight Initiatives in India – State of Play
TERI | 2021

The freight and logistics in India is a constantly evolving sector and one of the major contributors to the economic growth of the country. At the same time, it causes negative externalities on account of emissions, which undermine the objective of sustainable and efficient transportation. Globally, the policymakers while acknowledging the need for green freight initiatives have wrestled with the choice of policy tools which capture the substantial environment, cost, and social benefits and thus signal a change towards greener freight options...

Roadmap for Electrification of Urban Freight in India
TERI | 2020

The study captures the best practicies for Urban Freight from different countries and identifies the potential barriers for electrification of freight transport by studying cases of Bangalore, Surat and Delhi. The report further estimates the energy and emission savings by electrification of urban freight. The potential areas for electrification are identified and technological as well as policy suggestions are provided at the end. ..

Making urban freight logistics more sustainable

CIVITAS Policy Note focuses on providing evidence to support the activities of actors and stakeholders when making crucial decisions on, and planning for, urban freight logistics, through presenting a selection of measures offering a variety of possible solutions to be implemented by local small to medium-sized European cities in order to achieve more sustainable urban freight transport...

The next frontier for climate action
Pembina Institute | 2020

In light of growing populations and a rapidly growing e-commerce sector, Canadian cities are developing strategies to electrify cars and trucks, implementing new tactics to manage growing curbside demand from commercial delivery vehicles, partnering with businesses to test new delivery technologies and practices, and investigating best practices from around the world to manage goods movement. This report highlights trends and actions in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax...

Moving Edmonton to efficient, low-carbon, urban freight delivery
Pembina Institute | 2020

The purpose of this report is to describe Edmonton’s urban freight situation and identify ways that the City can achieve its long-term strategic goods-movement and climate change objectives by decarbonizing urban freight activity. Stakeholder interviews and a jurisdictional scan of best practices were conducted to understand key urban freight issues in Edmonton and to identify approaches taken by other jurisdictions to manage and decarbonize the goods-movement sector...

A Policy Brief from the Policy Learning Platform on Low-carbon economy
Interreg Europe | 2020

Whilst cities have begun considering how to make their transport and mobility systems more sustainable, particularly through the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), logistics and freight vehicles remain a challenge as a result of the sector’s wide complexity of actors, and a traditionally hands-off public sector. However, with urban logistics being responsible for significant carbon emissions, air pollutants, urban noise, traffic congestion and safety risks, urban authorities are realising that clean urban logistics need to become mainstream to support continued sustainable economic growth. This is becoming even more prominent as urban logistics activities surge with the increase of ecommerce, resulting in myriads of additional deliveries to both private people and businesses. Therefore, some cities have begun to implement policies to regulate non-passenger vehicles, with the leaders developing Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans (SULPs), adapting from the SUMP methodology. Still, public authorities need guidance and inspiration in tackling urban logistics, which is highly complex, requiring co-ordination with the private sector which best knows the issues to be tackled, but is highly fragmented, with different and conflicting visions and goals. This policy brief will introduce the topic of urban logistics, and the challenges that public authorities face, as well as available European and expert support offers, successful case studies from across Europe, achievements from Interreg Europe projects and activities tackling the issue and recommendations for urban authorities. ..

ICLEI EcoLogistics Self-monitoring Tool User Guide
ICLEI | 2020

The tool can be utilized directly by cities to measure the existing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission performance of urban freight using CO2 equivalent (CO2e) values. It can also be used to estimate urban freight emissions in the business-as-usual scenario and allows the assessment of a target scenario wherein specific technologies or strategies that would improve fuel efficiency or reduce GHG emissions are hypothetically implemented. The tool allows cities to make meaningful comparisons over time and with other cities in terms of urban freight emissions. The self-monitoring tool is an open, Excel-based tool. This guide provides guidance on how to use the tool in connection to the databases and the most basic questions of emission calculations...

Implementation Roadmap for Sustainable Urban Freight Mobility in Chennai
Shakti Sustainable Foundation | 2020

The freight industry has a very complex and disintegrated system with urban freight traffic increasing day by day to meet the growing needs of an increasingly urban population. Urban freight transport is the movement of freight vehicles into, out of and within an urban area. The urban freight system includes manufacturing facilities, seaports, airports, distribution centres, wholesale and retail establishments, restaurants, and end customers connected by a network of railroads, roadways, waterways and pipelines for the movement of goods. While freight represents less than 10 percent of the traffic volume in cities, it contributes up to 40 percent of the total CO2 and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions. The key reasons for such disproportionately large emissions are twofold: 1) poor vehicle emissions standards and 2) inefficient planning and operational strategies for freight movement leading to greater vehicle-kilometres and causing larger emissions. The limited capacity of city governments on this subject has further led to adhoc decision making regarding regulatory and policy frameworks. Transport planning and development is incomplete unless due consideration is given to urban freight transport. This initiative sets out to develop an implementation strategy for the various planning and technology solutions related to urban freight...

A Guidance Document on Accelerating Electric Mobility in India
WRI | 2019

The document aims to inform state and local level officials who have embryonic knowledge about the basics of EVs and what it entails. It presents the pros and cons of different options of technologies in a neutral manner, and an eco-system wide transition strategy, with a roadmap for ​operationalising the actual deployment of electric vehicles in a city...