Transport consumes one-third of all final energy in the EU, mainly fossil fuel. This means that transport is responsible for a large share of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions and a major contributor to climate change. While most other economic sectors have reduced their emissions since 1990, those from transport have risen. They now account for more than one-quarter of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
Transport is a key source of environmental pressures in the municipalities and contributes to climate change, air pollution, and noise. It also takes up large strips of land and contributes to urban sprawl, the fragmentation of habitats and the sealing of surfaces. Public authorities in partnership with their Energy or Mobility Agencies experiment with new initiatives aiming to reduce the negative impacts of the Transport of Goods such as greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, noise, vibration, and safety or health….. B&SU, the Berlin Agency for Electromobility, the Region of Kronoberg and the Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden will share their experiences regarding the transportation of goods.
The Webminar was presented and moderated by Thekla Heinel, B.&S.U Beratungs- und Service Gesellschaft Umwelt [DE] and the topics and lecturers were the following:
- Berlin as an urban test-bed for sustainable city logistics. Martin Sölle, Berlin Agency for Electromobility [DE]
- Municipal Co-distribution of Goods in Sweden. Olof Moen, Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden [SE]
- Sustainable mobility toolbox in Kronoberg. Frida Hansson, Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden [SE]
- Investments to introduce more energy-efficient transport and mobility measures in urban areas including freight transport. Ozhan Yilmaz, ELENA Facility, European Investment Bank.
Furthermore, you can watch the recording of the webinar here
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