Deutsche Post DHL Group and the Smart Freight Centre call for carbon insetting to accelerate decarbonization of global freight transportation
By unlocking this vital resource, a significant lever would be created to support the technological shift towards greener logistics.
- White paper sees carbon insetting as important lever to accelerate decarbonization of the transport sector
- Effective action requires comprehensive collaboration between carriers, forwarders and shippers
- Development and acknowledgement of international accounting methods and guidelines are a prerequisite for successful implementation of insetting in logistics
Bonn - Deutsche Post DHL Group together with Smart Freight Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable freight, is advocating a new pathway to freight decarbonization - carbon insetting. A jointly developed white paper, "Carbon Insets for the Logistics Sector", recommends an innovative approach for allocating funds to decarbonization projects in the logistics industry. By unlocking this vital resource, a significant lever would be created to support the technological shift towards greener logistics. Ample solutions already exist, such as sustainable fuel, fleet renewal, engine retrofitting, and efficiency projects. These investments would not only be a highly efficient way to decarbonize the transport sector, but also result in structural improvements of the entire logistics supply chain in the long run. The complete white paper "Carbon Insets for the Logistics Sector" is now available for free download here and at https://cutt.ly/SFC-carbon-insets.