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From long-haul to last mile: IRU and POLIS tackle zero-emission logistics
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From long-haul to last mile: IRU and POLIS tackle zero-emission logistics

12 Feb 2024 · Environment

What are the challenges and opportunities facing the European logistics sector’s journey to carbon neutrality? IRU and POLIS will address your pressing decarbonisation questions during a three-part webinar series. Join us tomorrow for part one.

IRU and POLIS are convening policy experts and leaders from the public and private sectors to present key EU projects and debate the decarbonisation of heavy-duty freight transport in (peri-)urban areas and on the European road network.

The first webinar will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 13 February, from 15:00 to 16:00 CET.

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Ben Kraaijenhagen, coordinator for the ZEFES project and Technical Project Coordinator at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, will kick off the webinar with a keynote presentation unpacking the complex landscape of European freight transport and the various challenges all along the supply chain.

The presentation will be followed by a lively debate featuring policymakers, the industry and public authorities on the best path forward to effectively decarbonise the European logistics sector.

Other speakers include Emmanuel Arnaud, Senior Vice President Operations, Europe, XPO; Marc Billiet, Senior Adviser, Goods Transport, IRU; Bart Dumoulin, Project Manager E-Mobility, BBLV; Niklas Schmalholz, Project Manager, POLIS; and Raffaele Vergnani, Project Manager, Cluster Lead Urban Freight, POLIS.

A more detailed overview of the webinar is available on our website.

POLIS is the leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.

The second webinar in this series will take place on 12 March 2024, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET. It will focus on zero-emission logistics in urban environments and feature NextETRUCK, H2Haul and H2Accelerate, three EU projects testing zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in real-world environments.