You wouldn’t think the trucking industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had much in common, but a new transport decarbonisation tool suggests otherwise.
The tool, launched by the WWF at the end of May, is designed to help freight companies set environmental goals in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. It allows companies to access technical documents and information that inform their plans for reducing carbon.
“The aim is to promote and encourage companies to set science-based targets,” explained Paola Delgado, WWF’s Climate and Energy Practice research manager.
Freight and passenger transportation creates 25% of all global energy-related carbon emissions – half of that is produced by the freight industry.
In Paris, the target of not raising the global temperature more than 2˚C was agreed. This new tool means companies can compare their plans with the wider targets, and set timeframes in which to achieve their goals.
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