Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting and Reporting for Transport

The transport sector is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With numerous commitments to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, defining a transition pathway and tracking and reporting GHG emissions are vital for emissions reduction and sustainable practices.

Guidelines and standards exist for accounting and reporting GHG emissions in transport. However, there are some industry-specific queries and challenges around existing frameworks, data collection and regulations/legislation. The aim of this workshop and ensuing report is to discuss these challenges and address a way forward.

The primary objectives of this research proposal are to:

  • Assess the current state of accounting and reporting practices for GHG emissions within the transport industry.
  • Identify the key challenges and barriers to GHG reporting in transport.
  • Demonstrate current best practices for accounting and reporting GHG emissions in the transport sector.
  • Explore ways to reinforce the roll-out of the existing reporting standards in the transport sector to harmonise reporting.
  • Propose a roadmap or guidance to support GHG emissions accounting and reporting in the transport industry.