Public procurement as a strategic instrument to meet sustainable policy goals: The experience of Rotterdam
van Dijk, L.
Thompson, E. (editor)
Taniguchi, R.G. (editor)
The Dutch government, in alignment with the Paris climate agreement, has expressed the ambition to reduce CO2 emissions in the Netherlands by 49% in 2030 compared to 1990. As freight transport is recognized as a serious CO2 emitter, this sector is confronted with a substantial part of the target. For cities, the reduction of the urban freight transport emissions is, next to the CO2 reduction, also important to improve the air quality. Dutch municipalities take an active role in coordination, facilitation and acceleration of the emission reduction processes, not only via regulation but also by using their public procurement power. This paper describes the City of Rotterdam's experiences from the EU Horizon 2020 BuyZET project. This project was launched in November 2016 and includes the cities of Rotterdam, Oslo and Copenhagen. The project aims at understanding and optimising the impact of public procurement activities on transport patterns and emissions in cities as well as to find innovative and sustainable delivery solutions for goods and services-related transport in order to reduce emissions. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Public procurementZero emission transportCity logisticsCarbon footprint mapping
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Transportation Research Procedia, 11th International Conference on City Logistics, City Logistics 2019, 12 June 2019 through 14 June 2019, 285-292