European Commission calls for views on new transport emissions measurement initiative
Public consultation has opened on the EC’s CountEmissions EU initiative, which will offer a framework for calculating transport and logistics-related door-to door greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Commission (EC) has launched an open public consultation on a new initiative that will make it easier to measure the environmental performance of different transport options.
CountEmissions EU will offer a framework for calculating transport and logistics-related door-to door greenhouse gas emissions in a consistent way, regardless of transport mode, sector or country of operation.
The initiative sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and can be applied by both the passenger and freight sector. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option.
As pre-announced in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, released in December 2020, this initiative will help to incentivise transport operators to measure emissions and benchmark their services using a common methodology, enabling shippers, passengers, e-commerce customers and public authorities to make informed choices on the most sustainable travel, delivery or service options.
The consultation is open until 17 October 2022, and all stakeholders – from businesses to passengers and consumers – are invited to contribute.
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