Harmonising carbon footprint calculation for freight transport chains

Alan Lewis, Verena Ehrler, Heidi Auvinen, Hedi Maurer, Igor Davydenko, Antje Burmeister, Saskia Seidel, Andreas Lischke, Jan Kiel

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Abstract

The European Commission has set as a target a reduction of 60% in transport greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (EC, 2011). This includes freight transport emissions, which present a particular challenge due to the forecast increase in goods transport linked to future economic growth, the current trend of lengthening supply chains and the global nature of these supply chains. A wide range of methodologies and tools is available for calculation of the carbon footprint of freight transport, based on varying emissions data, routing and allocation assumptions and conflicts between actual and assumed vehicle loading performance. In spite of recent developments such as the publication of a European standard EN 16258 "Methodology for calculation and declaration of energy consumption and GHG emissions of transport services (freight and passengers)" there is a clear demand from industry, for harmonisation of calculation methods applicable along the supply chain, across various modes, and at a global level. The COFRET project is working to support this process using real life case study supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA2014
Abbreviated titleTRA2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period14/04/1417/04/14

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freight transport
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Keywords

  • carbon footprint
  • supply chain
  • freight transport
  • green freight

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Lewis, A., Ehrler, V., Auvinen, H., Maurer, H., Davydenko, I., Burmeister, A., ... Kiel, J. (2014). Harmonising carbon footprint calculation for freight transport chains. In Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings
Lewis, Alan ; Ehrler, Verena ; Auvinen, Heidi ; Maurer, Hedi ; Davydenko, Igor ; Burmeister, Antje ; Seidel, Saskia ; Lischke, Andreas ; Kiel, Jan. / Harmonising carbon footprint calculation for freight transport chains. Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings. 2014.
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Harmonising carbon footprint calculation for freight transport chains. / Lewis, Alan; Ehrler, Verena; Auvinen, Heidi; Maurer, Hedi; Davydenko, Igor; Burmeister, Antje; Seidel, Saskia; Lischke, Andreas; Kiel, Jan.

Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings. 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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Lewis A, Ehrler V, Auvinen H, Maurer H, Davydenko I, Burmeister A et al. Harmonising carbon footprint calculation for freight transport chains. In Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings. 2014