The EcoLogistics self-monitoring tool is developed through the “EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities” project that is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
The tool can be utilized directly by cities to measure the existing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission performance of urban freight using CO2 equivalent (CO2e) values. It can also be used to estimate urban freight emissions in the business-as-usual scenario and allows the assessment of a target scenario wherein specific technologies or strategies that would improve fuel efficiency or reduce GHG emissions are hypothetically implemented. The tool allows cities to make meaningful comparisons over time and with other cities in terms of urban freight emissions.
The self-monitoring tool is an open, Excel-based tool. This guide provides guidance on how to use the tool in connection to the databases and the most basic questions of emission calculations.