Effective, multi-modal and collaborative transportation systems are needed to reduce energy consumption and drive cost savings internationally. However, logistics encompasses a whopping 10% of global CO2 emissions, freight is expected to triple globally by 2050, and the transportation system is simply not optimized for GHG reduction.
We need solutions.
To spark collaborative action, we ask:
- How can our freight transportation system be better optimized to reduce GHG emissions while remaining economic?
- What is the role of modal shift vs. making individual modes (e.g. marine, rail, trucking etc.) less GHG intensive, and what might this look like in the future given changing technology and fuel costs?
- What are the opportunities and barriers for collaboration between the marine, rail, aviation and trucking sectors?
- What innovations and solutions are helping key stakeholders reduce emissions despite these barriers?