Set Science-Based Targets and reduce emissions

Set Science-Based Targets

Companies that set emission reduction targets benefit from knowing what they are aiming for and can thus avoid that, while actions individually may look impressive, these fail to deliver emission reductions at scale. Setting science-based targets means that a company’s targets are in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

We contributed to the development of the transport guidance of the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which helps companies to set emission reduction targets in a way that is consistent with the GLEC Framework. We can help you set targets for freight.

Reduce emissions by implementing solutions as buyer or supplier

The good news is that solutions to reduce emissions from freight already exist for many stakeholders, sectors and countries. Professor Alan McKinnon in his book Decarbonizing Logistics identified five solution areas covering carbon content of energy, fleet energy efficiency, asset utilization, freight transport modes, and freight demand. These solutions combined can reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050. We are confident that zero emission freight is within reach if we ride the wave of three broader developments that are already transforming the sector: globalization, digitalization and sustainability.
The ALICE Roadmap towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050 was co-developed with the EU-funded Learn Project, managed by Smart Freight Centre. It prioritizes these solutions based on their emission-reduction potential as well as on whether they can be adopted at scale in the next three, 10 or 30 years. Of course, your company’s ability to implement or influence these solutions also depends on whether you are a buyer or supplier of freight services.

This is how Smart Freight Centre can help:

Low Emission Fuels and Vehicles

Our GLEC project focuses on removing barriers for companies that want to use low emission fuels and vehicles (LEFV), including emission calculation and LEFV implementation

GLEC Framework and supporting materials

Download the GLEC Framework and other support materials through our downloads page.

Sustainable Logistics Roadmap Training

Our online training course consists of 10 sessions. Five sessions deal with each of the five solution areas, including theory, real-world company case studies, and your role as a shipper