LEARN International Workshop

Businesses that measure their emissions have the opportunity to make informed decisions that lead to improved efficiency and reduced emissions. The Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN) mobilizes business to reduce their carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chains through improved emissions calculation, assurance and reporting. The LEARN project supports companies and other stakeholders in the following ways:
  • Provide support to companies through guidance on reporting and assurance and develop a standard menu and template to report emissions for use by customers, governments, programs/labels and others
  • Develop educational and training materials for the logistics industry with  the focus on road freight transport on emissions calculation, reporting and reduction
  • Test and validate with companies the practical applicability of emissions calculation, assurance and reporting in complex multi-modal logistics settings
  • Promote and facilitate supportive policy, research
  • Develop and involve a LEARN multi-stakeholder network to maximize business uptake of carbon accounting and reduction 

Over the past 2 years, LEARN partners have been working closely with related organizations, initiatives and already existing networks. This includes the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), a voluntary partnership of companies, industry associations and programs, led by Smart Freight Centre. The LEARN project has built on and sought to improve the ‘GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies’ that combines existing methods and fills gaps, making carbon accounting work for industry.

Purpose

The event will present and seek feedback from participants on the results and learnings from the LEARN project. It will demonstrate practical examples of companies that have tested emissions calculation, assurance and reporting in practice, and recognize achievements. Together we will explore how to support business beyond the LEARN project through policy, research, training and a growing network of programs and initiatives.

Who should attend

  • Businesses (shippers, logistics service providers, freight operators, OEMs and technology providers) that are thinking about or working towards more efficient and low-emission freight transport.
  • Organizations or policy makers that interact with the freight sector and that want to keep informed on the latest developments in and feasibility of options to drive low emission freight.
  • Academics and researchers that want to keep informed of the perspectives of governments and business to steer research that is relevant to supporting the sector transformation.

 

LEARN International Workshop Agenda

6 February 2019: LEARN Achievements

What has LEARN achieved and how will it enable business to calculate, report and reduce their carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chains?

 

Time

Topic

Speakers (Suggested)

1200

Welcome Buffet Lunch & Registration

1300

Introduction

Event Moderators: Claire Bryant, Marketing and Communication Manager and Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager – Smart Freight Centre

1315

Opening Keynote

European Commission representative (TBC)

1330

Opening Keynote

Alan McKinnon, Head of Logistics Department and Dean of Programs – Kühne Logistics University

1345

What the LEARN project has delivered to support businesses in calculating and reporting logistics emissions

  • Guidance for emissions accounting as part of GLEC Framework
  • Company case studies
  • Training and education for road freight sector
  • Checklist logistics emissions calculation tools

LEARN consortium partners

  • Igor Davydenko, Advisor and Research Scientist – TNO
  • Roxana Ilie, Project Coordinator – UNTRR
  • Susana Val, Director – Zaragoza Logistics Center
  • Kerstin Dobers, Senior Scientist – Frauenhofer IML
  • Lia Hsu, Chief Experience Officer – Connket

1415

Panel Discussion and Q&A: What the LEARN Project has achieved to support business

Event Moderator: Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager – Smart Freight Centre

 

Panelists:

  • Marc Mous, QESH Manager –  Ewals Cargo Care
  • Maureen Malia, Global Sustainability Manager – BDP International
  • Marc Cottignies, Expert Engineer – French  Environment & Energy Management Agency (ADEME)

1515

Networking Coffee

1600

Introduction to the GLEC Declaration: How companies can report logistics emissions more transparently and consistently to different users

Alan Lewis, Director of Global Logistics Emissions Council – Smart Freight Centre

 

1615

Panel Discussion and Q&A: How will standardized reporting using the GLEC Declaration will benefit business and stakeholders

Moderator: Nik Delmeire, GFE Secretary General – European Shippers Council

Panelists:

  • Andrea Schoen, Senior Manager Carbon Controlling & Consulting – DB Schenker
  • Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director – Clean Air Asia

1715-1900

Drinks reception and recognition ceremony

Sophie Punte, Executive Director – Smart Freight Centre

 

7 February 2019: Supporting business beyond LEARN

Taking action towards efficient and low emission logistics supply chains - How can businesses practically implement the outputs from LEARN and what more is needed?

 

Time

Topic

Speaker (Suggested)

0900

Networking Coffee

0930

Opening Keynotes (15 mins each)

Policy: Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division – Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

ICT: Curt Rousseau, Vice President Information Technology – UPS

1015

Networking Break

1045

LEARN recommendations: Interactive breakout sessions

Research to advance standardized emissions accounting and transport chain efficiency beyond LEARN

Moderators: Kerstin Dobers, Senior Scientist –  Fraunhofer IML and Verena Ehrler, Researcher – DLR Institute of Transport Research

Business recommendations – integrating fuel and emissions into business management systems

Moderators: Alan Lewis, Director Global Logistics Emissions Council – Smart Freight Centre

Policy recommendations – supportive policies to stimulate business action

Moderators: Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General – CLECAT

1230

Buffet Lunch

1330

LEARN recommendations: feedback from 3 breakout sessions

Research: Verena Ehrler, Researcher – DLR Institute of Transport Research

Business: Alan Lewis, Director Global Logistics Emissions Council – Smart Freight Centre

Policy: Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General – CLECAT

1415

Group Discussion: beyond LEARN – what needs to happen next to drive business leadership

Moderators:

Colin Smith, Certification Manager Transport – Energy Saving Trust

Magnus Swahn, Managing Director – Network for Transport Measures

1445

Networking Break

1515

From LEARN to LEADERSHIP and

ALICE Roadmap Towards 2050 Zero Emissions Logistics

Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre & Chair Sustainability Working Group ALICE

                 

1545

From LEARN to LEADERSHIP: businesses explain how they progress from emissions accounting to decarbonizing freight

                 

Moderator: Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

Q&A

1645

Concluding remarks

Event Moderator: Claire Bryant, Marketing and Communication Manager

Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager – Smart Freight Centre

1700

Close

 

 

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