Kochi Municipal Corporation showcases a way forward to address the complex problems of decarbonising urban logistics, air pollution, climate change, and gender inequality. Hon’ble Justice Shri Devan Ramachandran of the Kerala High Court and Hon’ble Mayor of Kochi Shri Adv.M Anilkumar inaugurated a demonstration project on September 15, 2022, to promote zero-emission light goods vehicles for last-mile deliveries under the EcoLogistics project by ICLEI South Asia. The project is supported by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety.
The project will support the operation of 20 electric light goods vehicles (LCVs) in coordination with the informal sector in Kochi for goods distribution, will guide the city to shift to sustainable and non-polluting modes of urban deliveries, and will create employment opportunities for women in the logistics sector. The project is co-ordinated by c-hed.