A stakeholder consultation meeting was organised in Panaji as part of the “EcoLogistics-Low Carbon Freight for Sustainable Cities” project on the 18th of December 2019. A first-of-its-kind global initiative, the project aims to prioritise strategies that will promote the transportation of goods with minimised impacts on air quality, noise, health, fatalities and injuries, besides traffic congestion and reduced GHG emissions.
In India, the project is being implemented in the cities of Kochi, Panaji and Shimla, and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI) programme.
ICLEI South Asia presented an assessment of the current situation related to urban freight based on secondary sources as well as primary surveys undertaken in Panaji. The primary assessment included an understanding of the existing goods flow, freight traffic generation, major urban freight hotspots and infrastructure.