It has become the consensus that we must reduce carbon dioxide emissions to mitigate global warming. Low-carbon development has become the national development strategy in many countries.
As we know, the carbon emissions from transportation and logistics are very large. According to IEA, transportation accounts for about 25% of the total emissions. Therefore, to investigate how to reduce carbon emissions in logistics and transportation is a committed step to achieving low-carbon development.
This special issue aims at collecting recent original work related to low-carbon transportation, low carbon logistics. It will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2012 International Conference on Low-carbon Transportation and Logistics, and Green Buildings (LTLGB 2012), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Measuring the carbon footprint of logistics operations
- CO2-reducing measures in logistics
- Adapting logistics systems to climate change
- Government policy in low-carbon logistics
- Low-carbon logistics through supply chain design and coordination
- Low-carbon logistics through optimisation
- Low-carbon logistics models
- Low-carbon logistics system design
- Case studies of low-carbon logistics
Submission deadline: 1 March, 2013