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LEARN Project: Towards Green Transport and Eco-labels for Logistics

ESC represents shippers’ interests in the European Commission funded project – the Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network (LEARN) that kicked-off on the 26th-27th of October 2016.

The main objective of LEARN is the creation of a consistent and transparent emissions measurement and reporting across the global logistics supply chain. The global methodology framework of the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) will serve as the basis for their work. As no single stakeholder can address emission reduction on its own, the project is establishing a coordinated network at the European and global levels which will be industry-led and will be complemented by players from the research, standardisation and civil society sectors.

This approach provides shippers with the level playing field on the business decisions and implementation measures vis-à-vis the reduction of emissions. LEARN will enhance cooperation of stakeholders on the reporting of carbon footprint of logistics activities which will lead to a progress in a harmonised approach.

How can shippers or logistics service providers drive environmental performances through their carrier selection process while safeguarding sensitive business data? How to strike the right balance between the accuracy of information and efforts/costs of companies measuring and reporting? These are some of the questions to be answered in the framework of the project.

For more information about the LEARN project, please see:

For GLEC Logistics Emissions Methodology, please see:


This article was posted on December 9th, 2016 by ESC under EventsNews