Die Bedeutung von CO2-Emissionen für die Transport- und Logistikbranche

Monika Benetka

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In times of climate change environmental protection and the reduction of emissions become more and more important. Especially the reduction of CO2-emissions is one of the most widely discussed topics at the moment. As transport is one of the biggest polluters in this respect and reduction figures are poor, many politicians demand reduction measures from the transport sector like the reduction of transports and shifts of transports from road to rail for example. Some logistics service providers try to gain competitive advantages by offering products with low CO2-emissions and they want to know if their reduction measures are effective. For these reasons logistics service providers as well as research facilities develop tools to measure the emissions of transports. The aim of this paper is to present the current state of reduction measures and tools for measuring emissions and find out which role such initiatives play in Austrian firms of the transport and logistics sector. Firstly a theoretical overview about external effects in general and CO2-emissions in particular is given, followed by the presentation of political instruments which could be used for the reduction of emissions caused by the transport sector. Furthermore some current developments in the sector and initiatives by single companies are shown as well as some factors influencing the measurement of emissions and studies comparing the emissions of road transport and combined transport. In the third section some existing tools for measuring emissions of transports are described and compared. Moreover an online survey and some expert interviews are conducted to find out which role the theoretically presented topics play in the praxis of Austrian enterprises. Finally trends are described and recommendations are made based on the results of the empirical work as well as the theoretical research. (author's abstract)
Original languageGerman (Austria)
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

SeriesSchriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Verkehr

WU Working Paper Series

  • Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Verkehr

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