Advancing Green Freight in Bangladesh: A Background Paper
This study was developed by Clean Air Asia with the support of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, to contribute to the knowledge on the state and issues related to the freight sector in Bangladesh and more importantly, to provide insights on the opportunities for advancing green freight in the country. Freight growth in Bangladesh is outpacing its economic growth. In a business as usual scenario the freight motorization levels and activity levels are set to increase rapidly even with a small increase in GDP, impacting emissions and health significantly. Overloading, poor access to technology, market fragmentation, low awareness on green freight solutions has led to high level of inefficiencies in the country. Lack of systematic data capture, inefficient inspection and maintenance, and enforcement further compound the issues. Potential solutions have been proposed based on best practices and discussions with stakeholders.