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    • Evan Lloyd, Executive Director Commission for Environmental Cooperation 31 March 2011 Washington, DC
    • The Commission for Environmental Cooperation supports cooperation among the NAFTA partners – Canada, Mexico and the United States – to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade. Destination Sustainability is the latest independent report of the CEC Secretariat.
      • DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY
      • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America
      • Examines the environmental impact of freight transportation, specifically from road and rail modes
      • Challenges
      • Key Findings
      • Recommendations
    • DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America Studies and organizations
      • Summary – Conclusion
      • Vision —of an integrated, intelligent, freight transportation system for North America—is #1 requirement.
      • The policies, regulations, incentives, investments and technologies necessary to accomplish sustainable freight transportation—across North America—will also make our economies more efficient, competitive, and energy-secure.
      • Findings: NAFTA Transport - Growth
      • NAFTA population will grow from 460 m to 540 m by 2030 (600 m by 2050).
      • North American economy will grow by 70-130% between 2005 and 2030.
      • US interstate highway travel demand , measured in VMT is forecast to increase from 690 billion (2002) to 1.3 trillion by 2026.
      • Additional 1.8 million trucks on the road by 2020
      • Total freight tonnage is expected to double from 2002 levels 15,500 MT to 34,000 MT by 2035.
      • By value , 88% of US trade with Canada and Mexico moves on land
      • Freight t rucks are the dominant mode of land transportation among the three countries
      • By tonnage (2008):
        • Pipelines 35%
        • Trucks 33%
        • Rail 32%
      Findings: NAFTA Transport – Modal Share
      • The transportation sector in North America is second only to electricity generation in terms of CO 2 emissions produced.
      • CO 2 emissions account for 95% or more of all freight-related GHG emissions.
      • Freight is the fastest growing source of emissions in the transport sector.
      • US freight-related emissions increased by 74% from 1990 to 2008.
      Findings: Trade - Transportation - Climate Change
      • Findings: Fuel standards aren’t enough
      • Fuel standards alone cannot solve the problem of growing freight emissions
      • Projections for the US show little growth for transportation sector emissions: 0.7% to 2030
      • Modes show very different rates of growth
      • Despite a 42% increase in VMT 2007–2030, light-duty vehicle GHG emissions are projected to decline nearly 12% over the period
      • Freight truck emissions are projected to increase 20% over same period
              • Source US DOT
      • Lack of internalization of external costs of freight transportation
      • Inadequate coordination among North American transportation agencies
      • Lack of integrated land-use and freight transportation planning
      • Extensive delays in truck freight movements across borders
      • Time needed for turnover of inefficient legacy truck fleet
      • Inadequately funding of transportation infrastructure
      • Absence of essential transportation data
      CHALLENGES
      • Coordination and Networking
      • NAFTA ministerial-level North American Transportation Forum to work in cooperation with industry and stakeholders to foster an integrated, intelligent freight transportation system for North America
      1 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Carbon Pricing and System Efficiency Strategies
      • NAFTA-wide carbon price signal to invest in efficiency and in low-carbon fuel alternatives.
      2 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Investments to Improve the Efficiency of the Freight Transportation System
      • Re-invest in road, rail, and waterway infrastructure that is congested and deteriorating.
      • Incentives for advanced fuel-saving technologies and the adoption of intelligent transportation systems.
      3 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Supply Chain Management
      • Supply-chain carbon accounting
      • Cross-border and industry collaboration to reduce “empty miles”
      4 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Training Eco-drivers
      • Improve the training and equipping of drivers to optimize their environmental and economic performance.
      5 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Gathering and Sharing Data
      • Enhance the quality and comparability of freight data, including the measurement of environmental impacts, continent-wide.
      6 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Advisory Group Destination Sustainability was developed with the assistance of an advisory group of representatives from transportation industries, nongovernmental organizations, and government agencies. Bruce Agnew , Executive Director of the Cascadia Freight Corridor, chair of CEC Advisory Group Nick Nigro , Solutions Fellow at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change Scott Belcher , President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Glen Kedzie , Vice President of Environmental Affairs for the American Trucking Associations
    • www.cec.org/freight