CountEmissions EU - the European Commission would like to hear your views!

CountEmissions EU initiative - the European Commission would like to hear your views! What for? To improve their common framework to calculate and report transport-related GHG emissions!

Due to the numerous actors and different forms of transportation involved, door-to-door transport and logistics processes are frequently quite complicated. However, a wide range of instruments have contributed to optimize the efficiency of operations and to minimize related emissions as a result of technical advancement, regulatory initiatives, and increased environmental consciousness.

In order to generate, communicate, and compare emissions data for both unimodal and multimodal transport activities and operations, one such tool is greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting. Establishing a standardized approach to quickly and accurately track and analyze the GHG emissions of various transport options will encourage businesses, clients, and passengers to adopt more environmentally friendly and effective transportation solutions.

CountEmissions EU sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related GHG emissions. It can be applied by both the passenger and freight sectors. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option. It will contribute to implementing the European Green Deal, and to meeting the objectives and targets under the European Climate Law. It is also part of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

This initiative will address various actors in the EU transport market, specifically: transport service providers, e-commerce platforms, transport service users (passengers, customers, shippers and third-party logistics providers), and EU/national/regional/local public authorities and other transport regulators.

As part of the consultation activities, the EU aims to collect stakeholder views and data for fine-tuning the problem definition and objectives, developing policy options and assessing their feasibility and impacts. Stakeholders include transport operators including local and regional authorities, logistics service providers, shippers, e-commerce and ticketing platforms, passenger and consumer organisations, industry associations, environmental groups, standardisation organisations, national authorities and NGOs.

Cities and regions can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. Your input will be taken into account as the Commission further develops and fine-tunes this initiative.


For more information, do not hesitate to contact Pedro Gomes (Coordinator Clean Vehicles & Air Quality Working Group) and Raffaele Vergnani (Coordinator Urban Freight Working Group).