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New Vision for Globally Harmonised Carbon Footprinting in the Freight Transport Sector

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.

France Demands Carbon Footprint on Transport Further Details

Further information is now available about the French national requirement for CO2 reporting for transport services, both passenger and freight.  The information is available in various forms...

In addition the French ministry recently presented an update on the application of their carbon footprint reporting at UNECE in Geneva on 6th November 2012

COFRET Deliverables available for public download

The first 4 reports produced by COFRET are now publicly available for download by clicking here

COFRET presented at TRB 2013, Washington

COFRET was presented during the TRB Session number 758 – Evaluating Strategies for Reducing Mobility-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Lessons from International Experience.


COFRET granted project liaison status by CEN

The COFRET project is pleased to be able to announce that it has been granted project liaison status in respect of carbon footprinting of  freight transport by CEN (the European Committee for Standardization).

CEN standard EN 16258 published

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 published.

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