A presentation referencing COFRET as a major contributor to the common calculation and improvment of carbon footprint within freight transport chains was given to the 5th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics on 9th November 2012.
The work of COFRET was presented at the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna under the title "Innovations for Carbon Footprint Measurement and Calculation in Supply Chains".
The work of COFRET was presented at the Transport and Air Pollution (TAP) Conference in Thessaloniki on 27th November 2012 under the title "CALCULATING EMISSIONS ALONG SUPPLY CHAINS – IS STANDARDISATION FOR A GLOBAL APPROACH WITHIN REACH?".
The work of COFRET was presented on day 2 of the European Transport Conference in Glasgow on 9th October 2012 under the title "CALCULATING EMISSIONS ALONG SUPPLY CHAINS – IS STANDARDISATION FOR A GLOBAL APPROACH WITHIN REACH?". This was part of a wider session that looked at the emissions that result from freight transport at an international level.
COFRET presented at the Talking Freight Seminar on Integrating Sustainability Analysis into Freight Transportation Projects and Programs is now available
Talking Freight is a series of monthly seminars on freight topics, sponsored by the US Federal Highway Administration. The seminar held on 19th September covered aspects of the sustainability of freight transport and we were extremely pleased to present COFRET at the seminar.
The CEN standard EN 16258, covering "Methodology for calculation and declaration of energy consumption and GHG emissions of transport services (freight and passengers)", has been approved unanimously in a formal vote.
In June the UK Government announced that it intended to introduce regulations in April 2013 to require reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by UK quoted companies.
DLR, the co-ordinators of COFRET, recently presented the project to a large international audience at the 3rd International Conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate
New Survey Sheds Extra Insight into Companies' Motivations to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Freight Transport
The online survey, conducted by EcoTransIT, contains information about the extent of carbon footprinting in the sector, the extent of coverage and business expectations regarding future legal regulations. Several results within the survey emphasise the importance of the work being conducted by COFRET in working towards the harmonisation of carbon footprinting of freight transport.
Key members of the COFRET consortium were joined by a representative of the European Commission to run a Special Session at the recent Transport Research Arena in Athens. The session entitled "Measuring Carbon Footprint of Freight Transport Chains" allowed an examination of existing practices in the topic area as well as a discussion of how this is informing the current work of the COFRET consortium in terms of harmonising existing methodologies.
COFRET sets out the importance of electronic data exchange for the calculation of carbon footprint along a transport chain
The COFRET consortium was pleased to be able to present the significant opportunity that exists to link the emergence of electronic data transfer between different operators in the supply chain and the calculation of the carbon footprint for complete transport chains.
On the 27th March the industry-led initative formerly know as SmartWay Europe, was launched under the new name GREEN FREIGHT EUROPE at a launch event in Brussels.
COFRET was presented during the International Trade and Transportation (AT020) Committee Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, which took place on January 24th 2012.