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EN 16258 Methodology for Calculation and Declaration of Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions of Transport Services (Freight and Passengers)

For information on EN 16258, the methodology standard published by CEN, the European standards institute, see the COFRET news item, here

The publication of EN 16258 has led several organisations to produce an interpretation of what EN 16258 means to their members or stakeholders in teh form of practical guidelines.  Three examples are outlined below:

CLECAT, the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services has published guidance entitled "Calculating GHG Emissions for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Services in Accordance with EN 16258", which can be downloaded here

Odette, the European Automotive Supply Chain standards body, has also produced a set of guidelines that is aimed at assisting all those who need to understand the basic pronciple that sit behind the EN 16258 standard and the requirements of the French legislation on this issue.  You can access a copy of the Odette guidance here.  For more information visit, or e-mail

A guide for application in road transport has been produced by panteia on behalf of a group of organisations including Dinalog, EVO, Green Freight Europe and TLN.  The report is available here.

IPCC Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Inventories

See: for the revised 1996 version

and: for the 2006 version

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol

Corporate Standard provides standards and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a GHG emissions inventory.  See also the GHG tool for calculating emissions from transport & mobile sources.

UK Guidance on measuring and reporting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from freight transport operations

This guidance provides clear instructions on calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from freight transport operations. It is designed to supplement the DEFRA/DECC document'Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions', by providing more specific information and examples relating directly to freight transport operations.

IATA Recommended Practice for Calculation of CO2 Emissions from Air Freight Transportation

Guidance document published by IATA in 2014 as a recommended practice (RP 1678) for airlines to calculate CO2 emissions in a manner that is consistent with the established existing practice for the complementary calculations for passenger transport.

DSLV: Berechnung von Treibhausgasemissionen in Spedition und Logistik

German Language Handbook on greenhouse gas emission calculations in transport and logistics

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