How can cities decarbonise urban logistics through PPPs?

Join the Covenant of Mayors – Europe on the 15th of September for an overview of challenges and solutions to decarbonise urban logistics thanks to best practices of cities and businesses.

The 15 September 2022 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET

The second webinar of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe series on decarbonising urban logistics will take place on Thursday, 15th of September from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.


Logistics plays an essential role in the transport sector, as “every place of activity requires deliveries, collection and servicing”, and brings along challenges such as congestion, air pollution, CO2 emissions, noise, health and safety, resilience, and costs to the companies, and liveability. This is even more evident in cities where goods are handled, stored, and delivered.

Nonetheless, cities are also the place where many solutions are being piloted to reduce emissions, congestion, and traffic of heavy and light duty vehicles by e.g. deploying e-vehicles at consolidation centres or cargo bikes from micro-depots.

Establishing cooperation models between local and regional governments and the business sector through constant dialogue and combined planning is key to brainstorming and piloting new models that can decarbonise the sector.

This webinar will provide a wide overview of the challenges and solutions to decarbonise urban logistics thanks to best practices and approaches piloted by cities and businesses.


14:00 – 14:10 Introduction – Meline Gonzalez Piloyan (Covenant of Mayors Office)

14:10 – 14:30 Scene setter: Joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030

  • Yanying Li, (ALICE)
  • (TBC), (Polis)

14:30 – 15:00 Integrated approaches to urban logistics

  • Green deal delivery through multistakeholder involvement: the CULT initiative in Antwerp- Alex Vanbreedam (Trivizor)
  • Madrid’s Digital Twin to optimise logistics operations (Spain): the LEAD project – City of Madrid (TBC)
  • Groningen’s collaborative delivery models to enhance logistics efficiency and multimodality – Sjouke van der Vlugt (Policy Officer Urban Planning, City of Groningen) (TBC)

15:00 – 15:25 Q&A with participants and discussion – moderated by Arianna Americo (ULaaDS)

15:25 – 15:30 Concluding remarks – Arianna Americo (ULaaDS)


Full information and registration is available HERE.

Catch up with the first webinar “Public transport as a key enabler for carbon neutral and connected cities” today, by reading the takeaways or watching the recording.