Greening the Logistics Industry in Zhejiang Province (GLIZP)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 3, 2017 to January 3, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  2. 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting

Project ID: 5238

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Industrial
  • Transport



Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Institutional capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Large corporations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic


About this project


GLIZP is aimed at widespread application of energy efficient green logistics technology (techniques and practices) in the logistics industry in Zhejiang Province. A barrier removal approach will be applied to achieve effective and extensive application of green logistics concepts in the province's logistics industry. The project is expected to transform the logistics industry in Zhejiang Province into one where the interplay of operational efficiency, environmental friendliness and energy efficiency/conservation ensures sustainable operation and development of the logistics industry in serving the commercial and manufacturing sectors in the province in the collection, storage and delivery of goods in an efficient, energy conserving, waste-reducing manner. This will be achieved through the implementation of activities grouped into three project components: (1) Policy and Regulatory Support for Green Logistics, (2) Green Logistics Systems Demonstration, and (3) Capacity Building and Promotion of, Green Logistics Systems. The project is financially supported through the GEF (USD 2,913,700) and co-financed by the UNDP (USD 250,000), the Zhejiang Provincial Government and Fuyang City Government (USD 3,480,000) and from partner logistics companies (USD 8,400,000). The total project cost is USD 15,043,700. The project is expected to benefit not only the province, but also the entire logistics industry in China in general. The estimated potential direct CO2 emission reduction attributed to the project is 1,749,273 ton CO2, which translates into a unit abatement cost of US$ 1.67/ ton CO2.


GOAL: Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the widespread application of Green Logistics in the Zhejiang ProvinceOBJECTIVE: Widespread application of energy efficient green logistics techniques and practices in the logistics industry in Zhejiang Province.

USD $3,013,700

Grant amount

USD $12,330,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,013,700)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of China

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