Guangdong shows GMS officials how to 'green' road freight sector

Green freight technologies and driver training in the People's Republic of China are reducing greenhouse gases and fuel costs as well as providing important lessons for other GMS countries.

On 3 and 4 December, the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)and EOC organized a study tour for GMS officials to learn about green freight initiatives in PRC and also funded their attendance at the Better Air Quality conference in Hong Kong from 5 to 7 December.

The participants ­– senior officials from transport and environment ministries in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam – visited the World Bank and GEF-supported Guangdong Green Trucks project in Guangzhou province where they met with the project team and logistics companies to learn about barriers and opportunities for green freight initiatives. They also visited the Linan Logistics Exchange, a market place where goods and logistical services are traded via an Information Technology platform. The tour then moved to Hong Kong where logistics expert Professor Alan McKinnon shared his thoughts on best practices in applying green initiatives to logistics and freight transport systems.

CAI-Asia and EOC also teamed up to organize the side session 'Advancing Green Freight in Asia' at the Better Air Quality conference.

Publish Date: 10th December 2012

Last Updated: 16th September 2013

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