Urban freight includes a wide variety of services, from waste collection trucks to construction trucks or commercial-related trucks. Urban freight transport has significant environmental and social impacts such as GHG emissions, poor air quality, noise pollution, road accidents, and traffic congestion which hampers urban life quality. Therefore, a growing number of global cities are including urban freight in their plans to reduce their emissions.
With the above context, ICLEI South Asia is implementing the EcoLogistics project (2017-2021) involving cities Kochi, Panaji, and Shimla. The project will focus on enhancing capacities, strategies, and policies to promote low carbon urban freight through local action. This project will advance the development of effective regulatory, planning, and logistical instruments at all levels of government to support low-carbon freight.