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IRU-POLIS Webinar #1 - Zero-emission freight – from long-haul to last mile
13 Feb 2024 - 15:00 CET

Zero-emission freight – from long-haul to last mile: IRU-POLIS webinar 1

online | IRU event

POLIS and IRU are co-hosting a webinar series focusing on the decarbonisation of road freight transport, connecting long-haul and last-mile operations. 

This series of three panel discussions will offer a forum for cities, regions and the European freight industry to identify what is needed to maintain efficient goods transport in (peri-)urban areas and across long distances while creating a high living standard in Europe. 

POLIS and IRU invite you to register for the introductory webinar on 13 February 2024, from 15:00 to 16:00 CET.

Both organisations are convening a diverse group of entities in three online meetings to discuss the EU roadmap towards climate neutrality by 2050. 

IRU and POLIS will highlight different aspects of zero-emission logistics. Exchanges between industry leaders, cities and innovative EU-funded projects will share zero-emission freight solutions and information on the full spectrum of road freight transport. 

The webinar series will also provide an opportunity for EU-funded projects to present preliminary results, based on real-world piloting of physical and digital equipment for heavy-duty vehicles.

The first webinar will introduce the challenges of decarbonising the European road freight industry, while limiting the current negative externalities of heavy-duty vehicles in (peri-)urban areas and on the European road network. 

POLIS and IRU have set up these three webinars as roundtable discussions between industry, cities and European projects to discuss innovative concepts, policy proposals and decarbonisation strategies to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Speakers
  • Niklas Schmalholz – Project Manager, POLIS
  • Ben Kraaijenhagen – Technical Project Coordinator, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Marc Billiet – Senior Adviser, Goods Transport, IRU
  • Emmanuel Arnaud – Senior Vice President Operations, Europe, XPO
  • Raffaele Vergnani – Project Manager – Cluster Lead Urban Freight, POLIS
  • Bart Dumoulin – Project Manager E-Mobility, BBLV