Green Freight

Transforming Transportation 2016

Hosted by The World Bank and the EMBARQ mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Global Green Freight Action Plan

The Global Green Freight Action Plan is a document designed to impress the need for and effectiveness of green freight programs.

Global Green Freight Action Plan - Technical Background

Accompanies the action plan and explains the science and mathematics behind the technology and procedures involved in green freight. 

State of Play: Green Freight in Asia

Presents the “state of play” on freight and green freight for Asiaʼs road freight sector.

Green freight programs and technology verification

The ICCT's Green Freight Tech Overview document examines current green freight programs. It analyzes them based on categories including data collection, best practices, technological acheivement, and branding. It also explains why research and testing new technologies is key to advancing green freight programs, and makes suggestions for future research.

Why Green Freight?

The freight sector—trucks, trains, marine vessels, airplanes, and other modes—provides a vital service delivering foods, goods, and resources. But the movement of freight also affects our economies, communities, and local and global environments in profound ways. Moreover, the freight sector is growing: more freight, weighing more, is being moved by more modes farther and faster with each passing decade. As globalization, urbanization, and global economies continue to expand, the freight sector will too, consuming more fuel and releasing harmful emissions.

How to Develop a Green Freight Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource Manual

Published by the EPA's Smartway program, this resource explains how any group—governmental or NGO—can set up a green freight program.