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COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION

THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT


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Destination Sustainability

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in North America

CO2 Emissions from Freight Transportation:
Mexico City to Montreal

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This report describes the steps needed to enhance environmental sustainabilityin freight transportation among Canada, Mexico and the United States. It was also prepared to stress the important link between environmental sustainability and an efficient, competitive, and secure freight transportation system throughout North America.

The report focuses on North-South (and equally, South-North) freight transportation between Canada, Mexico and the United States. The principal environmental goal examined was to find ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which account for 95% or more of all freight transportation–related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Importantly, measures to improve the GHG performance and energy efficiency of the transportation sector also carry significant air quality co-benefits. It is estimated that the North American economy will grow by 70–130% between the years 2005 and 2030.

To request a copy of the report, please send your contact information to: info@cec.org