Roundtable dialogue on green road freight and emissions transparency
On December 9, 2013 we partnered with the German mobility advocacy platform "Deutsches Verkehrsforum" in Berlin to host a roundtable discussion on green road freight and emissions transparency. Participants included representatives from industry, logistics companies, as well as logistics-industry associations.
Transparency with regard to road freight emissions was the focus of the roundtable event. With the goal of shedding light on the various points of view and identifying action areas, the agenda for the four-hour event was action based. After a brief introduction and discussion on existing instruments and measures for increasing transparency on emissions - one of them being the Green Freight Europe initiative, participants engaged in a lively exchange on how Germany could make progress in the area of sustainability through more efficient and eco-friendlier road freight transport. The discussion was driven by the central question of how to achieve greater transparency in actual road transport emissions.
The discussion was open, critical and constructive. We were particularly interested in learning more from the logistics associations about the interests of smaller logistics companies. As such, the roundtable event succeeded in achieving a better understanding of the various perspectives and points of view. We plan to continue the dialogue.