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First EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop in Paris

On 5th of October of 2010 the 1st EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop took place in Paris. More than 100 participants representing the whole transport sector – logistics companies, shippers, forwarders, air, ocean and land carriers, scientific and non-governmental organisations – attended the meeting. They actively shared the discussion on needs and benefits of a reliable and easy-to-use carbon calculator for global supply chains. Keynote speeches from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), European Environment Agency (EEA) and the EU project SuperGREEN welcomed the EcoTransIT initiative and highlighted their views on carbon footprinting as steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the end it was common sense to continue the dialogue and intensify cooperation.

If you have any queries about EcoTransIT or the Stakeholder Workshop, please send a message to info@ecotransit.org

Below you find the presentations, a press release and some impressions of the event.

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Press Release

Download Press Release here

Launch of EcoTransIT World

Photo: DB AG/Christoph Busse

On 26th of May 2010, Mr Loubinoux and Dr. Volker Kefer, Board Member of Deutsche Bahn’s Technology and Services, successfully launched the innovative web application EcoTransIT World at the 2010 International Transport Forum in Leipzig. “Low transport emissions are an increasingly significant sales argument. EcoTransIT World aims to help customers to choose their means of transport and the most environment-friendly transport chain”, explained Dr. Volker Kefer. The tool offers open access to forwarders, carriers and logistics service providers and gives free and reliable information on their carbon footprint in line with upcoming standards of green accounting.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux explained that “with EcoTransIT World we can provide reliable carbon footprints of logistics chains with all transport modes on a global level. EcoTransIT World offers an important contribution to the ongoing discussions on how to measure greenhouse gas impacts of the transport sector. It provides a scientifically proved, fair and balanced methodology approved by neutral environmental institutions.”

The next step is to invite interested partners to cooperate and join the “EcoTransIT World” consortium. The idea is to jointly build the sector standard for carbon foot printing and thus support reducing transport emissions and greening logistical chains.