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Transport: CO2 information

CO2 information for transport services

Passenger and goods transport, along with house removals, are concerned by regulations imposing, as from 1 October 2013, the display of information relating to the quantity of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted in the provision of a transport service. The modes of transport under consideration are those which at least have their starting point or destination in France. This information was made mandatory by article 228 of the 12 July 2010 Act enshrining a national commitment to the environment ("Grenelle II" legislation) and has been codified in the French Code of Transport.

This obligation is based on the European standard defining the methodologies for calculating greenhouse gas emissions for transport services. As such, it ties in with the harmonization of methods at European level.

The baseline data for for making this calculation are published in an Order as well as being hosted in the Base Carbone©. These regulatory data are consistent with the data relating to art. 75.

Download the methodological guide here


Objective C02

The French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) and the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), in consultation with the professional organizations, have drafted "the voluntary charter of commitments for the reduction of CO2 emissions" called Objective CO2. Launched officially in December 2008, the charter is part of a global approach to combating climate change, and more precisely to reducing CO2 emissions (mainly, greenhouse gases). By the same token, it is also intended to help road freight transport and passenger road transport companies to reduce their fuel consumption and in this way keep down their fuel costs.

This approach allows these companies to commit over a period of 3 years to a concrete and tailored action plan with a view to cutting back on their fuel consumption and consequently reducing their CO2 emissions.

The companies and/or transport organization authorities signing up to the charter are therefore committed to reducing their CO2 emissions through the implementation of at least one action for each of the four categories defined by the charter, i.e.: 

  • vehicle;
  • fuel;
  • driver;
  • organization of transport flows (freight transport by road) or organization and management (passenger transport by road)
See the "Objectif CO2" website
25320 registered members
2903 validated emission factors
2597 published GHG inventories
18 sector guides