Globally, urban freight represents up to 25 percent of urban vehicles, takes up to 40 percent of motorized road space and contributes to up to 40 percent of urban transport-related CO2 emissions.
The ICLEI EcoLogistics self-monitoring tool is developed through the “EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities” project that is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
It is a calculation tool developed for cities to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions from urban freight transport. It allows the assessment of baseline and target scenarios wherein specific technologies or strategies are hypothetically implemented. The tool also acts as a monitoring tool for cities to make meaningful comparisons over time and with other cities in terms of urban freight emissions.
The self-monitoring tool is an open, Excel-based tool. Details of calculating methodologies applied are described in the user guide: Short version | Detailed version.