The Science Based Targets initiative has completed a year-long project to develop a set of technical resources to support corporate science-based target setting for transport activities.

This project was coordinated by WWF and developed with the participation of a group of experts and project supporters (industry and non-industry representatives).

Our new Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA) Transport tool can be used to model science-based targets for direct and indirect transport emissions. The main refinements include:

  • Addition of new transport modes, with 15 transport sub-sectors now included;
  • Development of a new approach for original equipment manufacturers (for scope 3, use phase science-based target-setting); and
  • Inclusion of the International Energy Agency Beyond 2°C scenario (B2DS).

The sectors available in the tool include:

  • Passenger: 2-3 wheelers, light-duty vehicles, buses, mini-buses, urban rail, non-urban rail
  • Freight: 2-3 wheelers, light commercial vehicles, medium freight trucks, heavy freight trucks, rail
  • OEMs: New light duty vehicles, new commercial vehicles, new medium freight trucks, new heavy freight trucks

Transport mode definitions can be found in the guidance document, along with a step-by-step description on how to use the tool, GHG accounting guidance, best practices for target-setting and more information on the science-based target approaches used in the tool.

The tool can be used by passenger transport companies, logistics service providers, shippers, carriers, postal companies, road vehicle manufacturers, auto part manufacturers, and generally companies with large transport emissions in their value chain.

Take a look at the below visualization for more information on indexed projections and trajectories embedded in the tool and derived from the Mobility Model of the International Energy Agency.

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SDA Transport Tool

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October 2018

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 Transport science-based target setting guidance

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May 2018

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Governance of the project

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May 2018

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Materials from the public stakeholder consultation period

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For this project we counted on the support of three technical partners which are global organizations working on sustainability and transport:

  • Smart Freight Centre (SFC)
  • Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
  • International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

During the development of this work we also had the advice from technical experts:

  • Ecofys, a Navigant Company
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)

We also want to thank the following companies for their financial contribution and/or technical input to this project:

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL Group, General Motors Company, La Poste, Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques MICHELIN, Groupe Renault, SNCF, Volvo Group