Every country in the world has to count its emissions so that global commitments to fight climate change can be kept. Now efforts are underway to ensure that this particular brand of accountancy is as accurate and effective as it can be.
Governments have to keep tabs on how much greenhouse gas is pumped into the atmosphere but so do companies, which might be on the verge of discovering that good emissions reporting is actually good for business too.
Climate targets can only function if countries, cities and companies report their emissions accurately. A new project hopes to show how reporting should be done, but building trust looks set to play a huge part in overcoming the challenge.
Transport is widely accepted as a very difficult sector to decarbonise but one of the leading experts on all things freight and transport explained to EURACTIV.com how and why it needs to be done.
Global logistic emissions are a point of concern, as climate experts warn that failure to bring the sector to heel means the goals of the Paris Agreement will remain out of reach.
Reducing global freight and logistics emissions is critical to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goals. Businesses that calculate emissions can take better decisions to reduce emissions and optimise efficiency.