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Unpacking freight emissions and mitigation opportunities in the South African context



Posted on 01 April 2014
Unpacking freight emissions and mitigation opportunities in the South African context
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One of the objectives of the WWF low carbon frameworks transport project is to explore the implications of strategies for carbon emission reductions in the freight transport sector. This requires an understanding of where the majority of emission in the freight sector in South Africa arise as well as where the mitigation opportunities lie. While the contribution of freight emissions as a whole and even by mode to total emissions may be understood, as are the mitigation options applicable to the freight sector, this analysis attempts to unpack contributions and mitigation opportunities applicable to different modes, transport typologies and commodity groups. This added resolution aims to identify the emission 'hot spots' in the freight sector and is the first step to understanding what level of mitigation is possible.
Unpacking freight emissions and mitigation opportunities in the South African context
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