The national kick-off workshop for the project “EcoLogistics – Low Caron Freight for Sustainable cities” was organised on the 31st of October in New Delhi.
The project aims to prioritise strategies that will focus on promoting the transportation of goods with minimised impacts on air quality, noise, health, fatalities & injuries, traffic congestion and reduced GHG emissions. A first of its kind and a global initiative, the project will assist cities to develop Low Carbon Action Plan for Urban Freight, support implementation of demonstration projects in cities, and highlight national policy recommendations for urban freight sector. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI) program. In India, the project is being implemented in cities of Kochi, Shimla and Panaji.