Europe Workshop on Green Freight Programs

How to expand green freight programs across Europe and promote collaboration between them

6 and 7 April 2017 | Brussels | Hotel Leopold | Rue du Luxembourg 35

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in partnership with Smart Freight Centre (SFC) invites you to join a two-day Europe Workshop on Green Freight Programs in Aprl 2017. The event brings together governments, industry and civil society to explore how to expand green freight programs across Europe and promote collaboration between them.

Green Freight Programs supplement policies and empower industry to take practical actions that make the global freight sector more efficient and environmentally sustainable. The CCAC Global Green Freight Action Plan supports this by aligning and replicating green freight programs worldwide and integrating black carbon and air pollutants alongside CO2 emissions.

6 April 10:30 - 17:00 Introducing Green Freight Programs
Providing a common understanding of existing programs in Europe and discuss how collaboration and replication/expansion can be achieved  

Introducing the CCAC Global Green Freight Action Plan
- Seraphine Haeussling, Climate Change Programme Officer, CCAC
- Elisa Dumitrescu, Focal Point for the CCAC and Eastern Europe Transport Unit, UNEP 

Existing programs in Europe and worldwide
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

Green Freight Program components and examples from existing programs:
1. Targets and Measurement, reporting and verification
- GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies – Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager, Smart Freight Centre
- US/Canada SmartWay – USEPA/NRCAN to be confirmed
- Clean Cargo Working Group – Angie Farrag-Thibault, Director, Transport & Logistics and Collaborative Initiatives, BSR
- Science-based Targets for Freight Sector – Maarten Cuijpers and Giel Linthorst, Ecofys 
- Moderated Q&A

2. Implementing actions and labels
- ObjectifCO2 and Fret21 – Marc Cottignies, Expert Engineer, ADEME
- ECOStars, Chris Douglas, Director
- Moderated Q&A

3. How to increase collaboration and alignment of existing programs and support replication
- Introduction – Nico Anten, Managing Director, Connekt, or Lean and Green Ambassador
- Group interactive discussion – moderator: Claire Bryant, Consultant, Smart Freight Centre

7 April 09:00 - 16:00 - How to develop a Green Freight Program
Interactive workshop especially targeting countries interseted in establishing or improving green freight programs with input from existing green freight programs and experts 

What is involved in developing a green freight program – overview 
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

1. Design and launch the program
- Group discussion
    - How to assess the need and get industry interested?
    - How to structure the program and set goals?
    - What are the funding requirements and how to secure funding?
    - Case: Adopting and Adapting the SmartWay program – USEPA/NRCAN to be confirmed

2. Implement and sustain the program
- Group discussion
    - What are the challenges faced in implementing a program?
    - How to sustain momentum?
    - How to evaluate, enhance and expand?
    - Case: Technology Verification and Labeling Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership – Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LCVP

3. Where to go from here
- Plans from countries interested to establish green freight programs
- Feedback from existing green freight programs on what support they can offer

RSVP and More Information

Please confirm your participation HERE. 
Note: Attendance for both days is not mandatory, please register for the day(s) you plan to attend.

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The Europe Workshop on Green Freight Programs is organized back to back with the first LEARN International Workshop on 4 and 5 April in Brussels. The European Comission funded LEARN project aims to empower business to reduce their carbon footprint across the global logistics supply chains through emissions measurement, reporting and verification (MRV). For more information about this event please click HERE.

Workshop framing materials:

European Cooperation on Sustainable Logistics - Design of a Platform
Feedback from CCAC European countries on new national Green Freight Programs 
Analysis of potential Smart Freight Leaders linked to Green Freight Programs




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