Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 07:00 by David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC , Bastiaan Straatman, PhD, Jessica Lof, MSc
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a formidable challenge for Canada’s freight transportation sector. If we are serious about doing our share to constrain climate change to less than 2oC by 2050, it is a challenge that we must meet.
The country’s freight systems contribute 69 million tonnes of carbon equivalents spread across rail, road and marine modes, representing nine per cent of Canada’s total GHG emissions. However, these systems are tightly linked to our prosperity and livelihood.