Global warming, rising sea levels and environmental pollution: the worldwide discussion about climate change was triggered not least by the 'Fridays for Future' movement of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. In Germany, too, topics such as the diesel scandal have been in the media spotlight in recent years ? and are thus increasingly pushing road traffic into the limelight as the main cause of harmful CO22 -emissions into the focus. This is a challenge for the forwarding and logistics industry, for which a Green logistics has long since become an important topic. Environmentally sound and resource-efficient logistics processes have one goal: to keep the ecological footprint as small as possible. gts wants to make it possible for companies to trace their own footprints in terms of utilisation. The new CO2 clock will soon be online2!
The facts: Emissions from road traffic
As a study by the Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU) shows, greenhouse gas emissions from transport decreased only slightly in 2018 compared to 1990 - from 164 to 162 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents.
With the Climate Protection Programme 2030, Germany wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. This was calculated by experts on behalf of the BMU. In truck transport, the specific emissions per transport effort (tonne-kilometres) according to the Umweltbundesamt have decreased since the nineties due to better engines, exhaust technology and improved fuel quality. However, between 1995 and 2018, the amount of traffic generated by trucks increased by 81 per cent from 279.7 million tonne-kilometres to 506.9 billion tonne-kilometres. This means that transport remains one of the sectors with the highest CO2-balance in the logistics chain.
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