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ISO signs new deal on freight emissions

[ January 30, 2015   //   ]

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has signed a new deal on freight transport emissions. It says that a new International Workshop Agreement (IWA) represents a major step towards reducing them.

The recently published IWA 16 defines a framework to quantify CO2 emissions of freight transport in both total and intensity terms. It also provides a ‘gap analysis’ to identify starting points and recommend further specifications, including transhipment centres and warehouses.

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The chairs of the group that developed IWA 16, Dr. Verena Ehrler and Alan Lewis, the agreement should make possible scientific comparison of current standards and to build up a valid and practical foundation for the development of a global standard for emissions calculation in freight transport chains.

IWA 16 is the result of a workshop kicked off in Berlin, Germany, in July 2014, and hosted by DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. It sets the stage for all transport stakeholders to innovate and find more environmentally efficient solutions.