EGDC Deployment Guidelines – Workshop for the transport sector

17 May 2023 | 14:00-16:00 CEST​

This workshop will bring together developers, providers and buyers/users of digital solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact* for the Transport sector, as well as sustainable finance representatives, sectorial experts and policy makers to gather their insights and co-create the contents of the Deployment Guidelines that will be developed by the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) European Parliament Pilot Project.

The Deployment Guidelines will provide recommendations for the Transport sector to:

  • Maximise carbon, resource and energy savings via the use of digital solutions,
  • Minimise a solution’s emissions as well as other potential negative impacts on the climate,
  • Define metrics and track them to understand the solutions’ impact,
  • Understand other sustainability impacts of the solutions, e.g., health or social impacts.

* Digital Solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact are technologies that can help users avoid or reduce climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions, usually through a reduction or avoidance of resource use (e.g. fuel, electricity, raw materials, etc.).

In the Transport sector, an example of such digital solution is a fleet management system that help optimise driving routes and behaviours, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

14:00 Welcome & Introduction
            Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for digital aspects of green transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission

14:10 Practical example: Case study from the Transport sector: AddSecure Transport Management System

            Grzegorz Janaś, Strategic Alliance & Program Director Smart Transport, AddSecure
            Johanna Giorgi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Strategic Alliance & Program Director Smart Transport, AddSecure

14:20 Presentation: Deployment guidelines for the Transport sector: aims, structure
Veronika Thieme, The Carbon Trust

14:30 Breakout sessions: round 1 
Interactive discussion on “Maximising net carbon impact from the implementation of digital solutions while minimising emissions from the solution itself, as well as rebound effects and other potential negative impact on the climate”

14:55 Plenary presentation and discussion of the breakout results 

15:10 Breakout sessions: round 2 
Two breakout sessions running in parallel.

      • Session 1: Measuring net carbon impacts: Selecting the most relevant metrics and tracking effectively
      • Session 2: Beyond greenhouse gas emissions: Wider sustainability impacts

15:40 Plenary presentation and discussion of the breakout results

15:55 Wrap-up and next steps