Innovations for Carbon Footprint Measurement and Calculation in Supply Chains

he ongoing climate change is one of the biggest challenges. Because of the high share of the freight transport and logistics sector at the total of CO2-emissions this sector should contribute to a reduction. A big variety of procedures, methods and tools are used today for the calculation of the carbon footprint of freight transport and logistics chains. They are limited to transport processes and the results are often not comprehensible and also not comparable. Within the COFRET project (Carbon Footprint for Freight Transport, FP 7) a carbon emissions estimation framework and methodology in the context of complex supply chains, related to an EU context is produced and demonstrated together with the freight transport and logistics sector. Carbon footprint measurement and calculation is needed for planning, operation and monitoring of transport and logistics processes. The provision of accurate and reliable data is a critical step regard carbon footprint calculation. New technologies and innovations can contribute to the measurement or calculation of the carbon footprint of freight transport and logistics chains. The main contribution is the data and information collection and the measurement of key figures for the calculation process.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Ruesch, Martin
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01494178
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 11:03AM