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Smart Freight Centre (SFC) was established in 2013 as a global nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable freight. We cover all freight and only freight.
Our vision is ‘Smart Freight’: an efficient and zero-emissions global logistics sector - contributing to Paris Agreement climate targets and Sustainable Development Goals.
Our mission is to bring together the global logistics community through our Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to work towards this vision. We believe that increased collaboration and transparency will mobilize companies to take climate action to reduce the greenhouse gas and pollution impact arising from global freight.
Our goal is that 100+ multinationals reduce at least 30% of logistics emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 across their global logistics supply chains reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Concretely, this means at least 80 million tonnes annual CO2e emission reductions by 2030.
Our main role is to advise companies on how to develop and implement their company-specific Sustainable Logistics Roadmap using the four ‘Smart Freight Leadership’ steps: report, set targets, reduce and collaborate.
To ensure sector-wide uptake of greenhouse gas disclosure and climate action, SFC also plays an advocacy role and raises awareness among companies and other relevant stakeholders. We put this into practice through four activities:
Our organization has particularly been involved in the Heavy Duty Vehicle Initiative through the Global Green Freight Action Plan. SFC’s rationale for reducing short-lived climate pollutants is that climate and pollution mitigation are connected. Therefore, our mission and work covers freight emissions include both greenhouse gases and other pollutants that have a climate or pollution impact or both. This is reflected across our work.
Collaboration is key to achieving our climate goals. Therefore, from one end we aim to continue our ongoing collaborations with CCAC; advocate for the use of the Black Carbon methodology and to develop further the Global Green Freight Action plan. From the other and given that the CCAC is GLEC strategic partner, we will look for GLEC projects which could benefit collaboration or co-funding opportunities via the CCAC.
Video: About Smart Freight Centre and the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC)
All activities were carried out without CCAC funding and are mentioned in the updated activities until the end of 2022 of the Global Green Freight Action Plan:
This document presents the planned actions until 2022 under the Global Green Freight Action Plan.
Going forward, we will continue our work across all modes to align green freight programs...
This document is meant to provide guidance to the logistics sector for the voluntary measurement and reporting of black carbon emissions. This report provides guidelines for calculating black...
Facsheet prepared by the CCAC on the Coalition's efforts to reduce emissions of black carbon, other pollutants and greenhouse gases from the freight sector.
Prodcued by: ...
The goal of the Global Green Freight Action Plan is to facilitate collaboration among governments, the private sector, and civil society to enhance the efficiency of global goods movement in...