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Measuring and Allocating Scope 3 GHG Emissions

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Climate change due to increasing carbon dioxide is one of the biggest challenges in the present century. Ameliorating the effect of industry and freight transport sectors is one of the European commission’s priorities, which has set out ambitious targets by 2050. Reaching this goal requires economic actors to be able to monitor and understand the Greenhouse gas emissions at their end-to-end supply chains, both to drive sustainability and to improve efficiency. However, measuring reliable and accurate figures is difficult, especially for companies outsourcing most of their logistics activities. Lack of supply chain visibility and trust are some of the main challenges that information and communication technologies might help overcome.

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  • Logistics and transport
  • Decarbonization strategies
  • GHG protocol
  • Scope 3
  • Supply chain visibility
  • Information sharing
  • Data accuracy
  • Trust
  • Interoperability
  • Cloud computing
  • GLEC Framework

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Royo, B. (2020). Measuring and Allocating Scope 3 GHG Emissions. In: Müller, B., Meyer, G. (eds) Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe 2. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38028-1_14

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