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ICLEI EcoLogistics Principles: Low-emission urban freight for sustainable cities

Global freight demand is estimated to triple between 2015 and 2050. The ability to move goods efficiently has become the lifeblood of economic development, particularly in cities which generate over 80 percent of global GDP and an estimated 75 percent of global emissions. As cities continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, increasing freight movements present unique urban challenges including congestion, air pollution, traffic accidents and a host of other negative impacts on the mobility system.  To mitigate the adverse impacts and meet the Paris climate goals, it is imperative for cities to apply sustainable principles for moving goods. 

EcoLogistics promotes clean, sustainable, efficient and safe urban freight through collaborative efforts in stakeholder engagement, technologies, policies and land use planning and inspires local governments to transform their urban freight system. Check out the 8 foundational principles local governments can follow to help lead the transition to sustainable urban freight.

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