Success for Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics

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Success for Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics

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The Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics (or ZES in Dutch) has received a 2016 Green Deal Award at the Innovation Expo in Amsterdam. Seventeen Green Deals competed for the Green Deal Awards, the definitive recognition for Green Deals with 'green and growth' potential. Ultimately the jury chose the Green Deal ZES as one of the winners. In the view of the jury, this Green Deal demonstrates courage and vision.

The Green Deal ZES aims for better air quality in cities. More than 80 logistics parties took up the gauntlet to make cities emission-free. In doing so, apart from the air quality they also played their part towards improving the accessibility and safety of city centres.

Commissioned by the Netherlands' Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat was responsible for the coordination and secretarial aspects of the Green Deal ZES. This Green Deal fits well within the role Rijkswaterstaat plays in stimulating sustainable mobility. The deal also affects issues like traffic management and sustainable fuels and vehicles.

Green Deal Award

Gert Jan Prummel accepts the award from Monika Milz, Chair of the Green Deal Board

A Green Deal with courage

Gert Jan Prummel, coordinating specialist advisor with Rijkswaterstaat, is Secretary of the Green Deal ZES. He is happy with the award. "We regard winning this award as a huge gesture of support. Particularly because we took the plunge in signing the Green Deal with so many parties. At the end of this month Green Deal ZES will have no fewer than 80 signatories. We’re really proud of that," notes Gert Jan.

The strength of alliances

In recent years Green Deals have demonstrated just how powerful alliances are between companies, authorities and NGOs in realising green growth. All the award-winning deals underline this successful approach. They also give the revolutionary collaboration in Green Deals a new impulse. On 14 April Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp signed the 200th Green Deal: Green Roofs.