Global warming, rising sea levels and environmental pollution: The global discussion about climate change was not least initiated by the "Fridays for Future" movement by the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. In Germany, too, topics such as the diesel scandal have received media attention in recent years - and are thus increasingly focusing on road traffic as the main cause of harmful CO 2 emissions. A challenge for the forwarding and logistics industry, for which “green logistics” has long since become an important topic. Environmentally friendly and resource-efficient logistics processes have one goal: to keep the ecological footprint as low as possible. gts would like to enable companies to trace their own traces in terms of utilization. The new CO 2 watch will be online shortly!
The facts: Emissions from road traffic
As a study by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (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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