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) organized a two-day Europe Workshop on Green Freight Programs in April 2017. The event brought together governments, industry and civil society to explore how to expand green freight programs across Europe and promote collaboration between them. To view the presented powerpoint presentations please click the agenda items below. 

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 09:00 - 17:00 Introducing Green Freight Programs
Presentations and panel discussions to provide a common understanding of existing programs in Europe and discuss how collaboration and replication/expansion can be achieved  

09:00 - Registration and welcome coffee/tea

09:30 - Opening welcome and introductions
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

Session 1: Green Freight Programs in a Global Context
09:50 - Introducing the United Nations Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Global Green Freight Action Plan

- Seraphine Haeussling, Climate Change Programme Officer, CCAC
10:20 - An overview of existing green freight programs in Europe and worldwide

- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

10:40 - Break

Session 2: Green Freight Program Examples: Targets, Measurement, Reporting, Verification
11:00 - A global method for logistics and supply chain emissions calculation: The GLEC Framework

- GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies – Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager,
   Smart Freight Centre
11:20 - The SmartWay program: Improving logistics operations for environmental benefit in the US and Canada
- Karl Simon, Director Transport and Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality,
   US Environmental Protection Agency
11:40 - The Clean Cargo Working Group: A business-to-business leadership initiative for responsible shipping
- Angie Farrag-Thibault, Director, Transport & Logistics and Collaborative Initiatives, BSR
12:00 - What is freights fair share? Science-based emissions targets for the freight sector
- Maarten Cuijpers, Senior Consultant and Giel Linthorst, Associate Director, Ecofys
12:20 - Moderated Q&A 

12:30 - Lunch

Session 3: Green Freight Program Examples: Actions, Labels and Policy Influence:
14:00 - Reducing freight transport's impact on the environment in France: ObjectifCO2 and Fret21
- Marc Cottignies, Expert Engineer, ADEME  France
14:20 - ECOStars, The UK's Fleet Recognition Scheme
- Jim Chappell, ECOStars Programme Manager, TRL
14:40 - Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, a volunatry initiative to record, report and reduce carbond emissions
- James Hookam, Deputy Chief Executive, UK FTA
15:00 - Moderated Q&A

15:15 - Break

Session 4: Collaboration and Alignment
15:40 - How to increase collaboration and alignment of existing programs and support replication
Nico Anten, Managing Director, Connekt, or Lean and Green Ambassador
16:00 - Panel discussion: Furthering collaboration and alignment for green freight in Europe
moderator: Claire Bryant, Consultant, Smart Freight Centre

17:00 - Close and drinks reception

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  

09:00 - Registration and Welcome coffee/tea

09:30 - Welcome and recap day 1
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

Session 1: Introductions and aims 
09:40 - Interactive Activity: Introductions and purpose

10:10 - What is involved in developing a Green Freight Program - An overview
- Melissa Sutherland (NRCan/RNCan) Natural Resources Canada (tbc)

10:30 - Break

Session 2: Design and launch of a green freight program
10:45 - Interactive Activity: Deeper dive into core components of a Green Freight Program

- Engagement;
- Structure; and
- Funding
11:45 -  Green Freight Programs: Key factors for succes
- Feedback session led by Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre 

12:30 - Lunch

Session 3: Implement and sustain the program
13:30 - Green Freight Programs from the bottom up: An example from the Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership

- Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LCVP
13:50 - Interactive Activity: Sustaining and enhancing a Green Freigth Program
14:20 - The SmartWay Program:Questions and Answers
- Buddy Polovick, SmartWay Transport Partnership, US Environmental Protection Agency (by remote connection)

15:00 - Break

Session 4: Where to go from here
15:15 - Panel discussion: 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
- What more needs to happen for Green freight Programs to move forward in Europe 
15:45 - Closing reflection: Putting things into practice 

16:00 - Close

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

Suggested pre reading for Day 2 workshop:  How to Develop a Green Freight Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource Manual. Available at





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