ALICE’s newly developed roadmap “Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050” is a response to the European Commission’s European Green Deal and it is built on FENIX and AEOLIX zero emissions methodology.
In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal on 11 December 2019 with the ambition for Europe to be the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. This will be achieved with a two-step approach, designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 50%, if not 55%, by no later than 2030. While only 29% of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) include freight emissions, the topic is rising on national and local agendas. More than 680 companies have committed to science-based targets, with some pledging to reach zero emissions by 2050.
The Alliance for Logistics Innovation and Collaboration in Europe (ALICE) is aware of the huge challenges and deep transformation required of freight transport and logistics if we are to meet climate goals and maintain our standard of living. That is why ALICE developed a roadmap entitled “Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050” to set the challenge and direction clearly. It aims to make the roadmap towards decarbonisation more practical for companies and to clarify what roles governments, research and development institutes and civil society will have in order to make this happen.
The roadmap is a stepping stone for FENIX, successor of finalised European projects CO-GISTICS and AEOLIX, both lead by ERTICO. CO-GISTICS and AEOLIX have provided the data needed in order to build the zero emissions methodology in LEARN project which has served as the basis of the ALICE roadmap. The same approach will continue in FENIX project.
Last but not least, Eusebiu Catana, Senior Manager at ERTICO – ITS Europe and the FENIX project coordinator has been elected vice-chair of ALICE.
The European Technology Platform (ETP) Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE) is set up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. The platform will support and assist the implementation of the EU Program for research: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.
ALICE is based on the recognition of the need for an overarching view on logistics and supply chain planning and control, in which shippers and logistics service providers closely collaborate to reach efficient logistics and supply chain operations.