Global Green Freight Action Plan

The United Nations Environment Program in collaboration with the Government of Canada and other countries are developing a Global Green Freight Action Plan under an organization called The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). The Global Green Freight Action Plan is intended to serve as a model in the development of green freight programs globally. 

Given the SmartWay Transport Partnership Program’s success, the CCAC is seeking SmartWay shippers and cargo owners, freight carriers, third-party logistics companies and other stakeholders to be involved in the development and implementation of the Global Green Freight Action Plan. The CCAC will work with companies to document their experiences in the SmartWay program over the next few months.  The benefits to companies include the opportunity to showcase your efforts in greening your freight operations and the opportunity to take advantage of information exchanges with others.

If you are interested in learning more about participating in the Global Green Freight Action Plan, please contact:  Sonja Henneman at sonja.henneman@ec.gc.ca.  

Background

The Action Plan will include opportunities for knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer partnerships, and government industry exchanges in order to bridge between ideas policy makers, business leaders and civil society at a global level. 

The aim of the CCAC is to enhance existing national and international efforts to reduce black carbon (soot), methane and many hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) through a number of sector based initiatives.

The target for finalization of the Action Plan is December 2014.

To learn more about the CCAC please see:  www.unep.org/ccac/.