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SWIFTLY Green for greening transport

Creation date: October 16, 2013

The European Union will support with almost €1.5 million from its TEN-T Programme a key study aimed at reducing the environmental impact of transport along the TEN-T Core Network Corridor stretching from Sweden to Italy. It will investigate best practices and innovative solutions to move towards a more sustainable transport along the TEN-T Network.

 

The "SWIFTLY Green" project, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, consists of a study analysing ways to improve the environmental performance of transport on a specific TEN-T Corridor and developing a toolbox for green issues in the context of TEN-T planning.

 

It will consist of guidelines, tools and recommendations for greening transport and will be based on best practices and results from a thorough mapping and analysis of previous and ongoing projects. Although, as part of this project, findings will be applied to the Scandinavia to Mediterranean Corridor, it is envisaged that, in the future, the resulting Green Corridor Development Plan could be used for the planning and implementation of all the TEN-T Core Network corridors.

 

Furthermore, it is also envisaged that the toolbox will stimulate the transport and logistics sector and industry to implement efficient and sustainable transport solutions.

 

The project is set to be completed by the end of 2015.