21 October 2022

CLECAT Position Paper on CountEmissions EU

CLECAT, the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services, welcomes the CountEmissions EU initiative, which aims to establish a common European framework for calculating GHG emissions of transport operations in the freight and passenger transport sector.

CLECAT is of the view that much can be achieved to support the transport and logistics sector to reduce its emissions but only with the correct market-based and supportive instruments. We consider that the time is right for the development of a single EU framework for monitoring and calculating GHG emissions data of transport operations/services in freight and passenger sectors, provided that it is based on a global accounting methodology.  This position paper provides some recommendations to ensure the transport and logistics sector finally embrace emission calculation and reporting to facilitate behavioural change.