Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America

Cross-border cooperation to improve environmental performance of the North American freight system is urgently needed-not just to enhance environmental sustainability, but to safeguard regional economic competitiveness, according to a new report from the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The Secretariat of the CEC-a trinational commission established as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)-examines environmental matters arising as part of continental trade and makes occasional recommendations to the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the CEC Council of cabinet-level (or equivalent) environmental authorities.

Entitled Destination Sustainability: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America, the report which focuses on road and rail transport, finds that while emissions from light-duty vehicles are expected to drop by 12 per cent by 2030, freight truck emissions are projected to increase by 20 per cent.






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To see the difference that you can make by shipping your freight with rail, we invite you to use the RAC's Rail Freight Greenhouse Gas Calculator, click here.

Read more about the steps needed to enhance environmental sustainability in freight transportation among Canada, Mexico and the United here


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