Thursday, April 7th, 2022
On 1 December 2021, at the POLIS Conference 2021, members from both POLIS and ALICE presented the main highlights of the joint guide: advancing together towards zero emissions urban logistics by 2030.
The common vision of the POLIS-ALICE Urban Logistics Strategic dialogue is to lead transformation in cities so that urban logistics proactively responds to the pollution, congestion, safety, and environmental challenges for liveable, prosperous, resilient and safer cities.
Since the dialogue has started, consensus has been reached on the vision towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030. Public authorities and private companies have defined together overarching principles, key factors of success and areas of intervention in which both play an active role. Additionally, productive collaborations have already emerged between companies and cities walking the talk.
Urban freight and logistics are gaining importance for every city to ensure growth, quality of life while protecting environment, climate and liveability. Cities need to work seamlessly with companies to address common challenges.
said Lola Ortiz Sanchez, Director General for Mobility Infrastructure and Planning, Madrid City Council and POLIS Urban Freight chair
The document address five key areas of intervention:
Reaching zero emissions for urban logistics is now mainly a question of mindset and collaboration as technical solutions exist. Cities and companies have a unique opportunity to set the decarbonization trend and inspire other sectors.
said Charlotte Migne, Group Sustainable Development director FM Logistic and ALICE Urban Logistics Chair
POLIS & ALICE strategic dialogue has become a strong alliance over the years. They supported the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) in the organisation of the consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative: Urban freight transport and logistics. Both networks have a central role to define the needs of local authorities and companies to be addressed in R&I programmes such as Horizon Europe.
We foresee the following next steps:
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POLIS and ALICE launch their joint guide for advancing together towards zero- emission urban logistics by 2030 consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative: Urban freight transport and logistics https://www.eltis.org/participate/events/consultation-workshop-new-eu-urban-mobility-initiative-urban-freight-transport