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Logistics, Transport affect 5% carbon dioxide emissions

| Sourced From MENAFN.COM |

(MENAFN – Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The World Economic Forum (WEFORUM) said Wednesday that the role the logistics and transport sector and activities contribute annually approximately 5% of the 50,000 mega-tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions generated by all human activity.

The report, Supply Chain Decarbonization, reviews commercially viable opportunities to reduce supply chain carbon emissions – within the logistics and transport sector as well as across the extended supply chain – and, for the first time, assesses them according to carbon dioxide abatement potential and feasibility to implement.

Opportunities that originate within the logistics and transport sector represent 60% of the 1,440 mega-tonnes CO2 abatement potential presented by the major opportunities.

While the remaining opportunities address emissions generated by shippers and buyers within their own operations, the report concludes that organizations in the logistics and transport sector are in a position to influence shippers and buyers to collaborate across the extended supply chain in an effort to achieve the greatest decarbonization impact.

The report also provides a number of specific recommendations for logistics and transport providers as well as customers and policy-makers to decarbonize the extended supply chain.

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