Green Logistics Programme

Green Logistics Programme

Source of funding

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Name of client/donor

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Consortium members

Ecofys

Overall project value

EUR 180,000

Date

April 2017 – April 2019

Beneficiary countries

Albania | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Egypt | Georgia | Jordan | Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia | Moldova | Montenegro | Morocco | Serbia | Tunisia | Turkey | Ukraine

Number of staff

2

As defined by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), logistics refers to the planning, organisation, management execution and control of freight transport operations, making it a key contributor to climate change. The Green Logistics Programme of the EBRD represents a strategic approach to decarbonising the logistics sector in regions characterised by highly inefficient energy use. 

The goal is to reduce the negative environmental impacts of logistics (such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents) through a range of interventions, thus achieving optimum performance in terms of cost, time and energy.

The REC will work with the Ecofys Consultancy from the Netherlands on Component C of the EBRD’s Green Logistics Programme, “Identification and implementation of green logistics opportunities and capacity-buildling activities at client level”. They will support the EBRD by identifying opportunities that can be financed by EBRD loans; and by building the capacities of private sector logistics companies to ensure the successful realisation of green logistics measures financed by the EBRD in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. 

In addition to identifying financing opportunities and building the capacities of logisitics players, work may involve performing sustainability studies to check the viability of pending loans. Short notice and quick turnaround will be typical characteristics of assignments, an example of which is helping the EBRD to set up an investment in electric vehicles for the Romanian postal service Posta Romana.

  • Capacity building
  • Compiling feasibility studies