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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SST.2008.2.7.2. | Award Amount: 2.34M | Year: 2009

Factors like global competition, labour cost, recycling technologies and environmental restrictions force companies to implement new logistics and manufacturing systems. From a transports point-of-view most of these new systems (e.g. offshoring) have negative impacts as they induce additional freight transport. But on the other hand they are implemented as they have positive effects like cheaper production processes (e.g. due to economies of scale) or even environmental benefits (e.g. due to recycling). The objective of this study is - to give an insight into new logistics and manufacturing trends and - their impacts on economic and environmental sustainability, - to provide scenario based recommendations for European freight transport policy considering both economic and environmental sustainability and - to improve existing tools (TRANSTOOLS, I-O tables) used for impact assessment and cost benefit analysis. This will be done by analyzing status and trends of the external factors (world trade, policy & legislation, transport system, technology) and performing case studies in crucial economic sectors. These cases studies will analyze new best practices of logistics and manufacturing systems, when CO2 emissions are considered an important design criterion. These microeconomic results will be used to improve TRANSTOOLS and I-O tables. Based on these results a scenario analysis will be done to estimate the possible impacts of these new best practices on European environmental (criteria: freight transports carbon footprint, products logistics and manufacturing carbon footprint) and economic (criterion: economic growth) sustainability. Storylines will be developed and their likeness, chances and risks estimated. Finally transport policys costs and benefits will be assessed for the different scenarios. This will lead to recommendations for transport policy for reducing transport emissions without negative impacts on the other sustainability criteria.


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Prognos Ag | Date: 2006-01-24

Recording and storage devices for audio, video and data storage featuring information concerning economic and business strategy, public policy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research and forecasting, namely, magnetic tapes, videotapes, compact discs, CD-ROMs, floppy discs, motion picture films, audio cassettes, and video cassettes; computer software for compiling and managing data and information in the aforesaid fields, excluding business intelligence software for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases; adding machines; calculators; magnetic encoders; data processors and scanners; computer memories; video tape recorders; and audiotape recorders. Publications and printed materials featuring information concerning economic and business strategy, public policy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research and forecasting, namely, pamphlets, books, diagrams, printed forms, calendars, charts, catalogues, teaching guides, transparencies, blueprints, brochures, arithmetical tables, indexes, graphic prints, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, posters, poster type displays, and stationery-type portfolios. Business management and marketing consultation regarding strategic matters, management, organization and organization of companies on the basis of research and analysis; Public relations; provision of efficiency experts; market analysis economic forecasting; providing a wide variety of commercial business information; business consultation; personnel management and consultant in relation to personnel management; book-keeping; business auditing; data processing by means of computer of data related to economic and business strategy; public policy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research as well as forecasting; systemization of data related to economic and business strategy, public policy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research as well forecasting in databases for the purpose of analysis and forecasting of economic values and markets; compilation of data related to economic and business strategy, public policy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research as well as forecasting for the computer databases of others in the field of economic strategy, social and political economy, economic analysis and market research as well as forecasting; business investigations and business research; market research; opinion polling for business, politics or advertising purposes; business management assistance; arrangement of cost-benefit analysis; marketing,namely, research and strategizing of marketing; telephone answering services for unavailable subscribers; relocation services for business; corporate business and policy consultation; economic research; and copyright management. Consultancy in the field of financial markets; insurance consultancy. Computer consultation excluding consultation pertaining to business intelligence software used for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases; intellectual property consultation; industrial property consultation; computer systems analysis excluding systems analysis pertaining to business intelligence software used for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases; updating computer systems excluding systems pertaining to business intelligence software used for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases; design and maintenance of computer software excluding business intelligence software used for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases;recovery of computer data excluding data pertaining to business intelligence software used for extracting reports and summaries from solely internally generated business information stored in electronic databases; legal research; construction drafting; legal services; urban planning; reviewing standards and practices to ensure compliance with environmental standards and zoning regulations; technical consultation in the fields of medicine,electronics, media, communications technology, and transportation technology; consultation on issues of politics, public policy, regional development and international affairs; and consultation on environmental issues.

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