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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 Unit...
<ul><li>DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in Nort...
DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America Studies and orga...
<ul><li>Summary – Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Vision —of an integrated, intelligent, freight transportation  system  for ...
<ul><li>Findings: NAFTA Transport - Growth </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA  population  will grow from 460 m to 540 m by 2030 (600...
<ul><li>By  value ,  88%  of US trade with Canada and Mexico moves on land </li></ul><ul><li>Freight t rucks are the domin...
<ul><li>The transportation sector in North America  is second only to electricity generation in terms of CO 2  emissions p...
<ul><li>Findings: Fuel standards aren’t enough </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel standards alone cannot solve the problem of growing ...
<ul><li>Lack of internalization of external costs of freight transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate coordination amon...
<ul><li>Coordination and Networking </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA ministerial-level North American Transportation Forum to work ...
<ul><li>Carbon Pricing and System  Efficiency Strategies  </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA-wide carbon price signal to invest in ef...
<ul><li>Investments to Improve the Efficiency of the Freight Transportation System  </li></ul><ul><li>Re-invest in road, r...
<ul><li>Supply Chain Management  </li></ul><ul><li>Supply-chain carbon accounting  </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border and indu...
<ul><li>Training Eco-drivers  </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the training and equipping of drivers to optimize their environmen...
<ul><li>Gathering and Sharing Data  </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the quality and comparability of freight data, including the...
Advisory Group Destination Sustainability  was developed with the assistance of an advisory group of representatives from ...
www.cec.org/freight
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  1. 1. Evan Lloyd, Executive Director Commission for Environmental Cooperation 31 March 2011 Washington, DC
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. <ul><li>DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Examines the environmental impact of freight transportation, specifically from road and rail modes </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Key Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
  4. 4. DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America Studies and organizations
  5. 5. <ul><li>Summary – Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Vision —of an integrated, intelligent, freight transportation system for North America—is #1 requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Findings: NAFTA Transport - Growth </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA population will grow from 460 m to 540 m by 2030 (600 m by 2050). </li></ul><ul><li>North American economy will grow by 70-130% between 2005 and 2030. </li></ul><ul><li>US interstate highway travel demand , measured in VMT is forecast to increase from 690 billion (2002) to 1.3 trillion by 2026. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional 1.8 million trucks on the road by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Total freight tonnage is expected to double from 2002 levels 15,500 MT to 34,000 MT by 2035. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>By value , 88% of US trade with Canada and Mexico moves on land </li></ul><ul><li>Freight t rucks are the dominant mode of land transportation among the three countries </li></ul><ul><li>By tonnage (2008): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipelines 35% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trucks 33% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rail 32% </li></ul></ul>Findings: NAFTA Transport – Modal Share
  8. 8. <ul><li>The transportation sector in North America is second only to electricity generation in terms of CO 2 emissions produced. </li></ul><ul><li>CO 2 emissions account for 95% or more of all freight-related GHG emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Freight is the fastest growing source of emissions in the transport sector. </li></ul><ul><li>US freight-related emissions increased by 74% from 1990 to 2008. </li></ul>Findings: Trade - Transportation - Climate Change
  9. 9. <ul><li>Findings: Fuel standards aren’t enough </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel standards alone cannot solve the problem of growing freight emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Projections for the US show little growth for transportation sector emissions: 0.7% to 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Modes show very different rates of growth </li></ul><ul><li>Despite a 42% increase in VMT 2007–2030, light-duty vehicle GHG emissions are projected to decline nearly 12% over the period </li></ul><ul><li>Freight truck emissions are projected to increase 20% over same period </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source US DOT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Lack of internalization of external costs of freight transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate coordination among North American transportation agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of integrated land-use and freight transportation planning </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive delays in truck freight movements across borders </li></ul><ul><li>Time needed for turnover of inefficient legacy truck fleet </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequately funding of transportation infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of essential transportation data </li></ul>CHALLENGES
  11. 11. <ul><li>Coordination and Networking </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>1 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  12. 12. <ul><li>Carbon Pricing and System Efficiency Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA-wide carbon price signal to invest in efficiency and in low-carbon fuel alternatives. </li></ul>2 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  13. 13. <ul><li>Investments to Improve the Efficiency of the Freight Transportation System </li></ul><ul><li>Re-invest in road, rail, and waterway infrastructure that is congested and deteriorating. </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for advanced fuel-saving technologies and the adoption of intelligent transportation systems. </li></ul>3 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  14. 14. <ul><li>Supply Chain Management </li></ul><ul><li>Supply-chain carbon accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border and industry collaboration to reduce “empty miles” </li></ul>4 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  15. 15. <ul><li>Training Eco-drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the training and equipping of drivers to optimize their environmental and economic performance. </li></ul>5 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  16. 16. <ul><li>Gathering and Sharing Data </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the quality and comparability of freight data, including the measurement of environmental impacts, continent-wide. </li></ul>6 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. www.cec.org/freight

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