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IPCC calls for data on climate footprints & costs of mitigation options within the transport sector

807 days ago

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The writing team of the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group III is launching a call for quantitative data on climate footprints and costs of mitigation options within the transport sector. The data provided will support the evidence base for Chapter 10 (transport sector) of working group three of the sixth assessment cycle.

This call is for the LCA and transport research communities, to make results on climate footprints and costs of different mitigation options for land-based passenger and freight transport, as well as maritime transport to be used for the Sixth Climate Assessment Report (AR6).

The submitted data will be collated into an online database hosted and managed by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) under an agreement with the IPCC. A prerequisite is that the submitting party holds rights to the data, for which they will maintain the full rights to use and share. In addition, data submitters give the authors of Chapter 10, Transport, the right to use the data for the sole purpose of the IPCC assessment. The data will remain strictly confidential until the 6th Assessment Report is published. At that point, the [full] database will be made public.

Those who submit data transfer a non-exclusive right to the IPCC (and NTNU on IPCC’s behalf) to publish their submitted data in the AR6 of IPCC Working Group III, once the report is approved. The publication of the database will allow free use of all data contained in the database, but not its reproduction in whole or in part by third parties without proper authorization from the data owners/authors. The remainder of this note describes the background to the call, the scope of the data requested, eligibility for submission, mechanisms for submission and terms of agreement.

All further details are here: https://ipcc-wg3-lcadata.ntnu.edu/home 

 

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Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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