Calculating CO2 emissions from mobile sources
This tool is intended to facilitate corporate-level measurement and reporting of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from transportation and other mobile sources. It is included in the Transportation Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. This section addresses direct GHG emissions from owned or controlled mobile sources and indirect emissions from the use of transportation sources that are owned or controlled by other entities. In this tool the following categories of mobile sources are covered:
- Road transport
- Rail transport
- Air transport
- Water transport
This is a cross-sectoral guideline which should be applied by all industry and service sectors whose operations involve the combustion of fossil fuel in mobile sources or the purchase of freight and/or travel services. While building a low emission strategy for your country’s transportation system, this tool is most useful during these key phases of the process:
- Create Baseline – Developing a business-as-usual scenario
- Develop Alternatives – Building and assessing alternative scenarios
- Implement & Monitor – Launching low-carbon transport systems and measuring their impact
Learn more about the key actions you need to take to build a successful LEDS.
How to Use This Tool
This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:
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Access the tool here: Calculating CO2 emissions from mobile sources.
View the Transportation Toolkit.