Establishing a Global Green Freight Declaration or Equivalent Commitment and Charter or Action Plan

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) created the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to address short-lived climate forcers, including methane and black carbon (BC) emissions. A key initiative in this broad effort aims to achieve substantial reductions of fine particulate matter, black carbon emissions and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles in the freight sector. It focuses on three areas: policy support in select countries on clean fuel and vehicle standards; a global initiative on financing to support refinery upgrades to produce low sulfur diesel fuel; and a green freight initiative to improve the energy and environmental efficiency of goods movement. Lead partners of this initiative are UNEP, USEPA, Environment Canada,the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Clean Air Asia.

The primary activities under the green freight initiative are:

  • Global Green Freight Declaration or Commitments
    This Declaration or series of commitments are high level statements of principles, broad endorsement and commitment to develop a Global Green Freight Charter or Action Plan, with common goal of advancing the energy and environmental efficiency of goods movement globally to reduce the climate changing BC and greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions
  • Global Green Freight Charter
    The Charter, also known as the Green Freight Action Plan, will essentially give stakeholders a model for doing what they committed to in the Global Green Freight Commitments.
  • Design and Establish Green Freight Programs in selected countries, and implementation of program elements, especially those that are relevant to BC reductions, such as driver training and education programs, truck inspection and maintenance programs, scrappage and/or retrofit projects and/or technology demonstration pilots, technology upgrade kits, and financing programs for technologies.

Partners:UNEP, USEPA, Environment Canada,the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Duration: Aug 2013 – Aug 2015

Clean Air Asia contact
Alvin Mejia, alvin,mejia@cleanairasia.org