Information exchange and collaboration between existing initiatives and relevant stakeholders

Information exchange and collaboration is a key for fostering green freight program alignment on a global scale. For example, international symposia with representatives from green freight programs along with stakeholders from industry, government, and civil society can create a forum for sharing of expertise
and experience that will lead to stronger ties between existing programs. In addition, these symposia can help strengthen mutual understanding of various program elements as well as identify key areas for alignment. 

Information exchange meetings

Convene multi-stakeholder meetings for the purpose of information exchange and collaboration on how to improve and accelerate freight efficiency and the reduction of CO2, black carbon and other emissions. These meetings will be focused on specific, focused topics relevant to green freight programs. 

Deliverables

Meetings resulting in actionable work and building on each other

TimeframeStart in 2015
Point of Contact

Smart Freight Centre

Regional workshops

Bring together existing programs/ initiatives and stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society (from both countries with programs and those interested in developing programs) to increase collaboration, harmonization and expand programs in countries across a given region. 

Deliverables

Workshops resulting in actionable work and building on each other

TimeframeStart in 2015
Stakeholder Role - Public Sector

Actively participate and present on development of green freight activities with an eye to interoperability across regions

Stakeholder Role - Private Sector

Actively participate and present on development of green freight activities with an eye to interoperability across regions

Stakeholder Role - Civil Society

Facilitate meetings and provide balanced information to other stakeholders

Global Green Freight Summit

Organize a regularly occurring event to bring together high-level green freight representatives from all over the globe.

Deliverables

Meetings giving high level attention to Global Green Freight. Agreed upon best practices for green freight programs.

TimeframeStart in 2016 and continue on biennial basis
Point of Contact

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Smart Freight Centre

Stakeholder Role - Public Sector

Support high level participation to show strong support for harmonization of green freight programs

Stakeholder Role - Private Sector

Support high level participation to show strong support for harmonization of green freight programs

Stakeholder Role - Civil Society

Facilitate meetings and provide balanced information to other stakeholders

Regional programs cooperation and replication

Explore the feasibility of increased cooperation between existing programs in a given region and the potential to expand programs across the region. This action will focus initially on Europe due to the fact there are a number of existing programs.

Deliverables

Meetings specifically identifying actions for regional alignment of programs

TimeframeStart in 2015
Stakeholder Role - Public Sector

Agree to be open to harmonization and cooperation between programs

Stakeholder Role - Private Sector

Agree to be open to harmonization and cooperation between programs

Stakeholder Role - Civil Society

Facilitate the process with a balanced and informed approach