EcoLogistics Challenge 2021 - Winner
Urban freight and logistics is growing fast and it is a major economic enabler. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a boom in e-commerce and has accelerated the need for last-mile logistics. This growth comes at a cost. In recent years, global freight transport has accounted for around 36 percent of the total transport-related emissions and the figure is expected to be at least equivalent to passenger transport by 2050 (ITF Transport Outlook 2019). Cities and regions are facing the challenge of curbing the adverse impacts of freight transport and logistics such as congestion, growing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution and road safety.
The EcoLogistics Challenge, organized by ICLEI and the City of Taoyuan, aims to kick-start local actions towards sustainable, clean, efficient, and safe urban freight through the EcoLogistics Principles.
ICLEI and Taoyuan City invite local and regional authorities, start-ups and civil society organizations to take on the EcoLogistics challenge and submit a short-term pilot project addressing sustainability in last-mile logistics which highlights innovative approaches and partnerships.
We received 14 project submissions from 9 different countries. Many approaches to sustainable last-mile logistics were submitted to us, which highlights the existing diversity of solutions being implemented by cities in their quest to make freight transport more sustainable. The chosen project is.
About the EcoLogistics Community
The ICLEI EcoLogistics Community (“Community”) formed in 2020 is the first city network globally committed to a sustainable urban freight future. The Community leads sustainable urban freight development in their cities and drives global actions in the international stage through collaborative exchange, action plans and stakeholder engagements.
Bringing together ambitious cities and experts, the Community promotes emerging solutions and joint actions to contribute to achieving global goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
The fifth-largest populated city on the island of Taiwan, Taoyuan is an international transport hub and logistic industry center, home of 80 percent of logistics companies locally and the 8th busiest by international freight traffic globally.
ICLEI Member since 2011, Taoyuan now serves as the Chair of the ICLEI EcoLogistics Community.