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1 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Getting a grip on the Green Corridors Jerker Sjögren Green Corridors Stakeholders Forum Tallinn 14 October 2010

2 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Background and context Double challenge – economic crisis and climate change Logistics and transport – “the lifeblood” “Decarbonisation of transport” Europe 2020, TEN-T, Future of Transport, Baltic Sea Region Strategy Eco-efficient economy; green growth Green Corridors – a way to tackle the challenge

3 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden The decarbonisation challenge

4 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Green Corridors – the EU initiative Introduced in “Freight Transport Logistics Action Plan” in Autumn 2007 Few words on Green Corridors: “concentration of freight traffic between major hubs”, “integrated transport concept”, adequate transhipment facilities at strategic locations”, “supply point for biofuels”, “used to experiment” No definition

5 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Green Corridors – the Swedish initiative Concept launched by EU: Freight Logistics Action Plan, ITS Action Plan, Green Paper on TEN-T Swedish initiative within the Logistics Forum Objectives: - to demonstrate efficient transport solutions - to promote development of Green Corridors in EU transport policy - to establish partnership for European Corridors

6 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden What is a Green Corridor? Sustainable logistic solutions Co-modality Harmonised system of rules Concentration of freight flows Effective transhipment points Platform for innovation

7 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Green Corridors in Baltic Sea Region Strategic projects East West Transport Corridor II Scandria TransBaltic Baltic Transport Outlook Stakeholders Forum

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9 After the Green Corridor Hype – what is going on now? EU Green Corridor kick-off 9 December 2009 SuperGreen; Helsinki 28 June 2010 Strategic projects in the Baltic Sea Region Green Corridor concept and TEN-T Conceptual developments Next step from Swedish side: crossborder pilots Business driven - partnership for commercial corridor; new business models; EWTC Association Timeline: crucial three years

10 Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden Towards a detailed definition of a Green Corridor – task for SuperGreen Infrastructure and transport services –“Corridors” ~ infrastructure –“Green” ~ transport operations (as the main polluter) Measurability –Key performance indicators are crucial –Multiple criteria but main focus on the environment and efficiency –Principles instead of drawing maps –Labelling or certification as a possible policy option

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12 A Vision - Freight Transport Corridors 2030 TEN-T corridors are all green; Green Corridor Action Plan and new guidelines Bottlenecks – infrastructure and administrative are eleminated Network of corridors linking all capitals in EU 32, ports, multimodal terminals Financed via European Transport Fund Market driven labels & certifications

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14 Thank you for the attention!


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