Workshop Standardizing the Calculation and Reporting of Freight Transport Emissions on a Global Scale

Sunday, 13 January 2019, Washington

The workshop is hosted by the LEARN project consortium within the annual conference of the Transportation Research Board 2019 in Washington.

Building on developments since a TRB Session in 2014, this workshop aims to inform attendees from research and industry on the progress made in assessing and harmonizing the calculation and reporting of carbon footprint of transport chains on a global scale. It focuses on the different perspectives of theory and practice: advantages, challenges, achievements to date and future developments that are needed. Following presentations by experts from industry, government and research, a group discussion will be moderated to identify future priorities to improve logistics emissions accounting and reporting by businesses worldwide.

  • Industry Platforms for Emissions Accounting and Reduction (P19-20447)
    Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre
  • Promoting Carbon as a Decision-Making Metric through Collaborative Method Development and Application (P19-20449)
    Suzanne Greene, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • The Role of Government as Facilitator and Supporter (P19-20452)
    Buddy Polovick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Logistics Emissions in Retail Supply Chains (P19-20454)
    Graziella Siciliano, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Implementing Carbon Foot-printing and Accountancy in Industry Logistics Operations: Lessons Learned (P19-20456)
    Igor Davydenko, TNO
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation Systems in California (P19-20457)
    Cari Anderson, California Air Resources Board (CARB)


The workshop is sponsored by Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation (AT020); Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality (ADC20); Standing Committee on Transportation Energy (ADC70).