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Standardisation of the calculation of CO2(e) emissions along supply chains - challenges and requirements beyond EN 16258

Ehrler, Verena Charlotte (2013) Standardisation of the calculation of CO2(e) emissions along supply chains - challenges and requirements beyond EN 16258. In: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html?viewConference=21495&catId=21016. LOGISTICS IN 2030 – CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD - European Commission Logistics Conference, 8. -9. November 2013, Brüssel.

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Official URL: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html?viewConference=21495&catId=21016

Abstract

European countries are expected to reduce their total annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20% by 2020 and by 60-80% by 2050, compared to 1990 emission levels (cf. Council of the European Union 2007, p.12). With the current transport system being powered by 95% petroleum products, it contributes about 23% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Furthermore, more and more organisations, commercial as well as non-commercial, aim for a reduction of their CO2(e) emissions, as these emissions are directly related to the organisations’ energy consumption. Also the growing environmental awareness of customers encourages organisations to try to reduce their environmental impact results. To effectively control and reduce CO2(e) emissions though and to identify best practice for supply chains, a reliable and clearly defined emission calculation method is needed to compare emissions over time as well as between different organisations, routings, transport modes etc. Various tools and methods have been developed on the basis of individual needs and requirements. They are set up by different organizations independently, serve different purposes and are developed with different intentions. As a consequence they differed in their approach, using different logic, data sources and calculations. With most supply chains being of international nature today, any standardization effort should be developed with the perspective of global applicability. Developments such as the EN 16258, the GHG protocol a.o., are important steps towards such an international standard. They still leave space for interpretation or do not cover the entire supply chain at the moment. The presentation gives an overview on the challenges still to be faced in the context of the development of a global CO2 emission calculation standard and proposes steps towards its development, based on the works of the COFRET project, which is funded within the FP7 of the European Commission. is needed as it builds the basis for the analysis of efficiency and effectiveness of different supply chains. Moreover, with an augmenting internationalisation of supply chains, most supply chains on global and on European but also on a national level are based on the co-operations of several transport and logistics service providers.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88878/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Standardisation of the calculation of CO2(e) emissions along supply chains - challenges and requirements beyond EN 16258
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ehrler, Verena Charlotteverena.ehrler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2013
Journal or Publication Title:http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html?viewConference=21495&catId=21016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Supply Chains, Standardisation, Emission Calculation
Event Title:LOGISTICS IN 2030 – CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD - European Commission Logistics Conference
Event Location:Brüssel
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:8. -9. November 2013
Organizer:European Commission
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Ehrler, Verena
Deposited On:17 Apr 2014 10:55
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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