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Guest lecture on sustainable practices in delivery chains

We are happy to anounce that dr Marta Kołacz agreed to give the guest lecture 2023. The lecture will take place on Monday, 5 June 2023 at 17:30, Pałac Larischa, Bracka 12, room 203. Any person interested in this lecture is welcomed. 

Marta is a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Researcher at Rouen University in France. Marta obtained her PhD degree in Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Antwerp University (joint degree). The topic of her dissertation was: Sharing economy in logistics: towards a legal framework for co-operation. Now she conducts her post-doctoral research on carbon-free deliveries thanks to WlNNlNGNormandy Programme supported by the Normandy Region France. The project is funded under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation "Horizon 2020" in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 101034329. 

Below you will find the topic and a short abstract of the lecture. 

Sustainable practices in delivery chains and selected legal aspects 

Road freight transport, including last-mile deliveries, is already the most carbon-intensive transport model with no forecast to improve till 2050 - the year by which the EU aims to be climate-neutral. The situation is worsening by the rapid growth of the e-commerce market allowing for instant and time-definite deliveries. The lecture will be devoted to selected legal aspects of sustainable logistics. The term ‘sustainability’ refers here to various practices in delivery chains that serve to improve the efficiency of the logistics operations and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions. The focus will be particularly on the gaps in the legal and policy frameworks that might slow down co-operative logistics (e.g. when various shippers bundle their goods to send bigger loads and reduce the number of tracks on the streets) and low-emission logistics as such.