Intended as a coherent and straightforward methodology to be used when planning, developing and implementing a sustainable freight transport strategy, UNCTAD’s Framework for Sustainable Freight Transport (UNCTAD SFT Framework) aims to build and strengthen the capacity, skills, and knowledge of relevant freight transport stakeholders interested in advancing the sustainable freight transport agenda.
The UNCTAD SFT Framework sets a modular step-by-step process that details how to plan, design, develop and implement tailored sustainable freight transport strategies.
It offers guidance and practical tools to help decision makers - from both the public and the private sector - plan, design and implement adequate strategies that promote sustainable freight transport systems.
With many players being involved in regulating, developing, implementing, managing, operating, and maintaining freight transport infrastructure and services, the target audience of the Framework spans all relevant players from within and outside the freight transport sector. These include government authorities, policy makers, city planners, freight transport and logistics service providers (e.g., shipping carriers and logistics firms), users (e.g., shippers, traders and supply chain managers), infrastructure developers, managers and operators, as well as investors and financial institutions.