International Conference on Urban Green Logistics

International Conference on Urban Green Logistics
10 September 2019
Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China

The International Conference on Urban Green Logistics is organized as part of the Lianyungang Expo. With urbanization and economic development, the demand for logistics and freight transportation in Chinese and international cities is increasing, exerting pressure on the environment and resources. While logistics and freight are often thought in a more regional and global thinking, pressure at a local and urban level is increasingly prominent with new trends driving new behavior.

Against this background, this international conference, co-organized by the Lianyungang Municipal People’s Government and ICLEI, will convene international and Chinese cities and experts. The focus is to deliberate on challenges and opportunities for sustainable and green urban logistics, from a global context to local implementation.

Global trade patterns will shift geographically in the coming years, with trade in OECD countries will halve by 2060 but double in non-OECD countries (ITF 2019). Global trade patterns have the potential to promote regional connectivity, which stimulates economic growth and social development. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the examples of a global initiative with local impacts. It will reach 65 countries — potentially affecting 4.4 billion people and leveraging 40 percent of the world’s GDP. It has the potential to help countries to reach their national objectives embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, in areas such as jobs, poverty, infrastructure, and sustainable cities. This session will explore the global freight trends and urban implication and explore what challenges and opportunities exist for policymakers to leverage on global movements for positive local impacts.

Introduction by the moderator

  • Shu Zhu, Regional Director for ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, Seoul, South Korea and Chief Representative of ICLEI Beijing Office, Beijing, China (5 mins)

Presentations

Moderated panel discussions / Q&A (20 mins)

  • Invite Vincent de Paul Kayanja, Mayor of Entebbe to share his insights as Entebbe plays a significant role as an international hub connecting Uganda and East Africa to the Belt and Road.

With more than half of the world’s seven billion population living in urban areas, demands for freight is evolving and increasing, especially at freight corridors. Increasing urbanization forces cities to seek ways to move goods and produce efficiently is essential to remain economically dynamic and livable.

Individual companies do up to 80% of urban freight on their account and not by professional logistics service providers. This is even more prominent in developing cities which relies on informal services. The direction towards sustainable logistics offers excellent potential for professional logistics services providers and local governments to align their services and visions according to the city’s goals and customer segments (B2B, B2C and C2C). This session will convene policymakers, industry practitioners and researchers to discuss innovative policy and business solutions to urban freight challenges.

 

Introduction by the moderator

Merlin Lao, Program Manager, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, Seoul, South Korea (5 mins)

 

Presentations

 

Moderated panel discussions / Q&A (20 mins)

Invite two panelists to join the stage:

  • Sanyam Aggarwal, Additional Commissioner of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation
  • Yong Wang, Director General of Kaili Transportation Bureau, Kaili, China

Last-mile deliveries have always been a logistics challenge, particularly with the growth of companies that deliver their products directly to consumers with the rise of e-commerce and consumers’ expectations of fast and convenient delivery. Cities often have complex governance arrangements that make it difficult for the government to respond to such challenges. This session will look at the evolving urban freight industry and the new logistics models to cater to future needs.

 

Introduction by the moderator

  • Tsu-Jui Cheng, Program Manager and Global Coordinator, Sustainable Mobility, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany (5 mins)

 

Presentations

 

Moderated panel discussions (30 mins)

  • Invite Marc Busquets from Barcelona Metropolitan Government in the panel discussion:

 

Closing by ICLEI representative

Capacity building workshop on sustainable urban mobility

Aligning urban and transport planning for inclusive, clean and sustainable mobility
Capacity building workshop on sustainable urban mobility
11 September 2019
Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China

The unprecedented pace of urbanization is straining the urban mobility system. Transport development in many developing cities is car-oriented, resulting in the declining quality or use of walking, cycling and the use of public transportation, often at the expense of the most vulnerable population who rely on them. Transport is already one of the most significant greenhouse gases contributors, accounting for 23 per cent of global emissions, and a vital source of poor air quality in cities. As such, planning for sustainable transportation and mobility is critical not just for the environment, but for a more inclusive, cleaner and livable city.

This capacity building workshop will introduce the planning methods, international best practices and experience to plan for inclusive, clean and sustainable mobility. The targeted audience is the Lianyungang Municipal Government and related unites, as well as the cities and individuals from the “Belt and Road” countries.

Shu Zhu, Regional Director for ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, Seoul, South Korea and Chief Representative of ICLEI Beijing Office, Beijing, China (3 mins)

Wang You Jun, Deputy Secretary General, Lianyungang Municipal Government (5 mins)

Transport Planning and Development in Lianyungang

Lianyungang Transport Bureau (10 mins)

Urban development and green mobility in Lianyungang

Head of Lianyungang Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Bureau (10 mins)

Q&A (5 mins)

 

ICLEI’s Sustainable Mobility and EcoMobility SHIFT+

Beatrice Ch’ng, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany (20 mins)

 

Zhi Fang Yin, Professor, Research Institute of Scientific Research, Ministry of Transport, Beijing, China (introduce national policies and comparative studies of on sustainable mobility development globally – what are the trends? What is lacking and what are the positive developments? Critical comments on the future of mobility in China) (10 mins)

Planning for multimodality in Barcelona Metropolitan Government

Marc Busquets, Project Coordinator, Department of Transportation and Sustainable Mobility, Barcelona Metropolitan Government, Spain (15 mins)

 

What inclusive and connected communities look like in reality: The case of Sydney

Bryony Cooper, Associate of Urban Synergies Group and former Executive Manager of Transport at the City of Sydney, Australia (15 mins)

 

Q&A and interaction with Lianyungang participants (30 mins)

Starting from small:  Cycling campaign in Entebbe, Uganda

Vincent de Paul Kayanja, Mayor, Entebbe, Uganda (10 mins)

 

Kaili’s journey to green public transportation: The process and achievements

Yong Wang, Member of the Party Group of the Transport Bureau and Director of the Municipal Road Transport Administration, Kaili, China (10 mins)

 

Q&A and interaction with Lianyungang participants (40 mins)

6th China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo

6th China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo
10 – 12 September 2019
Lianyungang Industrial Exhibition Center, Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China

China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo (“Lianyungang Expo”) was first held in 2014, the first professional and international exhibition focusing on silk road logistics approved by China Chamber of International Commerce in China, and is also one of the seven brand exhibitions supported by the Jiangsu Government. It is a platform for interaction and communication among countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” to share the development opportunities and received wide attention and participation.

The Sixth Lianyungang Expo maintains its idea of serving the New Land Bridge Economic Corridor and focuses on professional logistics. It will invite governments, organizations, industrial associations, logistics parks, companies from countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” to attend various events and activities organized during the Expo.

This year’s Lianyungang Expo includes the following themes:

  • Logistics equipment: equipment for storage, handling, specialized logistics and matching devices
  • Logistics technology: Automatic identification system, automatic tracking system, safety management and surveillance system, logistics IT, smart transport, e-buying and online clearing system
  • Logistics services: Freight forwarders, logistics parks, delivery center, industrial logistics, logistics finance, and logistics infrastructure
  • Smart logistics: automatic logistic system for intelligent robots, smart logistics system, internet of things, automatic devices, intelligent communications
  • Delivery: Delivery services, new energy transport, special delivery, etc.
  • Commerce and trade in logistics: special products, trade companies and logistics from countries and regions along the Belt and Road

For more information please visit: www.lygexpo.com/eng/index.html

If you would like to participate in this event, please contact ecomobility@iclei.org

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