Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 80 "Sustainable Urban Freight Transport"

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 80 "Sustainable Urban Freight Transport"

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Type: 
Journals
Abstract

Freight transport has not received sufficient attention within sustainable transport development initiatives despite its large environmental footprint, its huge consumption of natural and financial resources, and the volumes of waste and pollution created. A body of “good practices” is however emerging in the sector. The challenge is to advocate and implement such practices. In order to support advocacy and implementation of initiatives, there is also a need to develop indicators that can effectively measure their eco-efficiency and sustainability. This issue of the Bulletin considers some of the good practices from different countries as well as identifies a range of policies that are available to governments and suggests some specific measures that could be undertaken in implementing these policies.

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