Identifying carbon reduction potentials in road transportation: Creating a carbon-tracking tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Wolfram Groschopf, Elmar Fuerst, Sebastian Kummer, David Herold

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Abstract

Improving environmental performance of road transport through carbon reduction initiatives can be a demand challenge, in particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Whether existing carbon reduction potentials are effectively and efficiently uncovered largely depends on the availability of information as well as on how to make use of it. An often-observed problem is the lack of tools for SMEs to obtain useful carbon-related information from road transport. Against the background of a case study of the carbon-tracking tool CO2-Tec, this paper highlights the importance of decision-making information and demonstrates how carbon reduction potentials in road transportation can be uncovered for SMEs. Particular attention is paid to the information needs of the SMEs and how these needs can be fulfilled. The analysis of the results suggests a pattern of action that increases the efficacy and efficiency of information management and use in corporate practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-110
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental and Climate Technologies
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CO 2
  • Carbon reduction
  • SMEs
  • carbon tracking tool
  • logistics
  • road transportation
  • sustainability

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