Climate Friendly Freight Transport in India

The project advises the implementing partner Logistics Division, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India in setting up coordination and monitoring mechanisms for the National Logistics Policy, as well as relevant national authorities responsible for the freight sector in the development of climate-friendly standards and regulations. Measures for improved logistics management and the introduction of climate-friendly technologies will be implemented in selected regions.

To ensure the sustainable implementation of national strategies and the measures tested, the competences of state level authorities, as well as private logistics companies will be strengthened. At the same time, the partners will be supported at national and state level in setting up monitoring systems for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

India is faced with the challenge of disproportionately large traffic volumes and high energy consumption, making freight transport as one of the sectors with highest potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other climate-relevant pollutants. The Green Freight project aims to support national and state-level partners in making the Indian freight and logistics sector climate-friendly and efficient, thereby contributing to the implementation of Indian NDCs.

The project implementation focusses on the following activities:

  • Sowcasing international best practices to develop a National Logistics Masterplan
  • Knowledge products on Multimodal Logistics Parks, Standards for Warehousing and Cold Chain Logistics
  • Design guidelines for developing City Logistics Plans
  • Assessment of Roll-On/Roll-Off rail-based services
  • Digital Tools for monitoring GHG emission for freight transport
  • Green Freight & Logistics Capacity Building

Project Information

Contact: Deepak Baindur,

Country: India

Duration: 01/2019 – 04/2024

Status: concluded

Funder: International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Implementing Partner: Logistics Division, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India

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