Smart Freight Centre at COP27

Amsterdam, 7 November 2022 - Join Smart Freight Centre in person or virtually at COP27

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COP27 creates a unique opportunity for the world to unite and align on climate action. Logistics emissions are set to increase 42% by 2050 according to the International Transport Forum at the OECD, contributing to the global climate threat. Smart Freight Centre (SFC) will join the conversation at this year’s climate summit held in Sharm-El-Sheikh Egypt and seeks to align with relevant industry stakeholders towards sector decarbonization.

SFC will be co-hosting and speaking at five sessions at COP27, together with partners including We Mean Business Coalition, CALSTART, Pacific Environment and World Economic Forum, as we continue to guide the logistics industry towards zero emissions.

SFC’s panelists and moderators are Christoph Wolff, CEO Smart Freight Centre, Rik Arends, Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance Director and James Sumner, Technical Manager.

We hope to see you there or welcome you virtually.

Regional Policy Approaches to Decarbonize Shipping & Freight and Support Sustainable Port Communities

  • Hosts: T&E, Pacific Environment and SFC
  • SFC panelists: Christoph Wolff
  • Date: 12 November / 11:30 – 13:00 EET / 10:30 – 12:00 CET
  • Location: Side event room Thutmose (150), COP27 Blue Zone

This session will include Gov’t, NGOs, industry, & academia hosting a collaborative forum on EU's Fit for 55 package, US Clean Shipping Act, & electrification & green fuels projects in the EU, US & Africa. They will be sharing how mutually reinforcing infrastructure, energy & economic policies can decarbonize freight & transform port hubs.

How can international initiatives solve the main bottlenecks of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (MHDV) electrification?

  • Hosts: SFC, CALSTART, World Economic Forum & EV100
  • Date: 14 November / 13:30 – 14:30 EET / 12:30 – 13:30 CET
  • SFC moderator: James Sumner
  • SFC panelist: Rik Arends
  • Location: WMBC Business Pavilion, COP 27 Blue Zone

This session aims to provide an overview of the current status versus the mid and long-term targets of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles electrification. This includes the main asks and bottlenecks concerning demand, supply and policy needs to close the gap, and the ongoing actions and collaborations of different initiatives which aim to speed up MHDV electrification.

Charging Infrastructure for Zero Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

  • Hosts: TDA & WMB Coalition
  • SFC panelists: Christoph Wolff, Rik Arends
  • Date: 15 November / 15:55 – 16:40 EET / 14:55 – 15:40 CET
  • Location: WMBC Business Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone

    This event will provide an update on the action taken towards Charging Infrastructure and explore the financing needed to scale up charging infrastructure and the balance between private and public investment.

Future of International Road Freight: One Year On

  • Host: UK Government
  • SFC panelist: Christoph Wolff
  • Date: 17 November / 11:30 – 12:30 EET / 10:30 – 11:30 CET
  • Location: UK Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone

    The event will bring together countries, non-state actors and industry to demonstrate progress and implementation of the commitments made on Transport Day at COP26 and showcase continued UK global climate leadership and action.

Zero-emission trucks are here! Financing the transition

  • Host: CALSTART & SFC
  • SFC panelist: Christoph Wolff
  • Date: 17 November / 17:30 – 18:30 EET / 16:30 – 17:30 CET
  • Location: WMBC Business Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone

    This side event will share the views of leading public and private actors in this transition, while highlighting the opportunities to overcome this financial gap to accelerate the transition to Zero Emission trucks.

All relevant transport related events at COP27 can be found here at the COP27 landing page from SLOCAT