The agenda for the COFRET final conference, which takes place on July 9 in Berlin has been published.
Registrations have now opened for a webinar, taking place on 26 June CET looking at Carbon Footprint Monitoring and Supply Chain Efficiency through Collaboration.
A new IATA Recommended Practice for airlines to calculate CO2 emissions from freight transport in a manner consistent to the established methodology for passenger transport calculations has been published. For more informtion follow this link: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/sustainability/Pages/green.aspx .
International Workshop Agreement on International harmonized method(s) for a coherent quantification of CO2 emissions of freight transport" is intended to be held on 8th July 2014 in Berlin.
Smart Freight Centre has completed the recruitment of its core team to focus on supporting the industry-led Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), developing at scale emission reductions programmes (with a particular focus on Asia and Latin America) and more general promotion of emissions reduction and efficiency measures in the global freight sector.
COFRET organised a workshop held in Washington on January 12th in support of the main TRB conference programme.
The workshop was intended to inform attendees from both the research and industry sectors about progress in assessing and harmonizing the wide variety of existing methods currently being used to calculate the carbon footprint of supply chains covering different freight transport modes and operation types in different international regions around the world and the arrangements proposed to continue to develop an internationally harmonized approach in the future.
A workshop organised by COFRET in Berlin on 30th October saw around 40 representatives from a wide range of organisations come together to take significant steps towards a global framework for a harmonised approach to Carbon Footprinting of Freight Transport operations.
COFRET Consultation on the Future Harmonisation of Methodologies for the Carbon Footprinting of Freight Transport
Given that COFRET is now in its final year, discussions have begun about how the work of COFRET can be continued after the formal end of the current contract as funded by the European Commission.
We have produced a discussion document that outlines a variety of possible arrangements for how future work could be organised and the types of issue that need to be considered. We sent the discussion document with an associated consultation survey to a selection of key stakeholders and have just finished analysing the results. The discussion document and the results of the consultation survey are now available on the COFRET website.