ALICE position paper on the “FIT FOR 55” climate package

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

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ALICE supports the European Union ambition of reducing 55% emissions by 2030 and reach climate neutrality by 2050. Although all initiatives envisioned in the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package published on 14th of July 2021 are relevant and necessary to achieve long term objectives, our impression is that they are not sufficient to deliver the 2030 ambition in an affordable way.

To ensure a fair and an affordable transition, more focus should be given to support the demand of those companies investing in new technologies (transportation companies) and their customers asking for those services (cargo owners). Additional focus should be given to innovations aimed at (1) increasing the utilization of vehicles and infrastructures, (2) supporting fleet owners and logistics users to cope with the gap between what is technologically possible and economically feasible and (3) enabling transportation modes are smartly used and combined with a focus of end users requirements.

The position paper addresses five main pillars.

  • Achieving the transition for assets, energy sources, infrastructures, vehicles, and vessels is possible by 2040-2050 but we need short term success for 2030 ambitions. Read more.

  • A holistic and integrated innovation approach is needed for the transition acceleration, addressing the vehicles, the energy, the infrastructure and operations. Read more.

  • Affordable alternatives to fossil fuel are required and market adoption accelerated by using taxation revenues for market incentives. Read more.

  • Rail and inland waterways need to truly become part of the solution. Read more.

  • Carbon measurement and reporting is key. Read more.


These pillars are in line with ALICE Roadmap Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050 and the POLIS and ALICE launch their joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030.

ALICE develops programmes and activities supporting roadmaps implementation through ALICE Thematic Groups and this position paper has been developed under the leadership of the Efficient and Low Emissions Assets and Energy Theme.

For more information, visit the ALICE page on What does FIT for 55 mean for the freight and Logistics Sector? or kindly contact Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE.

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