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Sustainable and Efficient Transport

Incentives for Promoting a Green Transport Market Edited by Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson, Professor of Civil and Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Visiting Professor, University of Oslo, Norway, Suvi Sankari, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki and Anu Bask, Senior Research Fellow in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
The EU Commission has set the goal of facilitating a competitive transport system, increasing mobility and supporting growth while simultaneously reaching a target of 60 per cent emissions reductions by 2050. In light of past performance and estimated development, the target will not be reached without further behavioural change in the transport sector. This interdisciplinary book examines how such a behavioural shift can be achieved by various organizational and legal means, focusing primarily on the European Union and its specific policies related to greening transport.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $150.00 Web: $135.00
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 927 6
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This topical book examines the issues surrounding climate change and sustainability in relation to the freight transport sector. Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, the book approaches the topic from a multitude of perspectives, demonstrating that the sector will need to undergo significant changes in order to meet climate change targets.

In addition to examining the challenges facing the transport sector, chapters also offer practical suggestions as to how the sector can achieve the required transformation. Legal methods are considered along with the application of new technologies and the implementation of alternative incentive structures as ways to promote sustainability and reduce emissions. Featuring contributions from leading authors from logistics, business, law and sustainability backgrounds, Sustainable and Efficient Transport demonstrates that a more integrated approach is needed at an EU level, to bring about the paradigm shift required for reducing transport emissions and making the sector more sustainable.

This book will be a valuable resource for researchers working in both sustainability and transport. Lawyers, industry professionals and policy-makers will also benefit from insights in to the effectiveness of current policies and alternative solutions to contemporary challenges.
Transport and the law on transportation belongs to the core of international commercial law. Litigation is either subject to arbitration or to the few national courts that enjoy the reputation of being impartial. The field is built on old conventions and the rationality of bilateral contractual relations. This book shifts the perspective from international commercial law – the law of contracts – to sustainability and to the SDG – the Sustainable Development Goals. Everybody knows that it is time to act, but very little happens. This book shows the potential avenues that politics has to take. There is no alternative. The digital economy provides the potential to rethink the way in which transportation is organized and the law that needs to govern green transportation. There is more needed than a little bit of adjustment here and there. The traditional understanding of the law of transportation which sets aside the externalities of transportation has to be thoroughly overhauled.
– Hans-W Micklitz, European University Institute, Italy


Contributors: A. Bask, E. Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson, E. Escrig-Olmendo, M.A. Fernandez-Izquierdo, I. Ferrero-Ferrero, J.V. Gisbert-Navarro, R. Greaves, S. Hirvonen-Ere, A. La Mattina, J. Mähönen, M.J. Muñoz-Torres, S. Pietikäinen, M. Rajahonka, J.M. Rivera Lirio, E. Røsaeg, J. Salminen, S. Sankari, B. Sjåfjell, M. Tinnilä, W. Verheyen, S.A.Yawar, E. Yliheljo

Contents:

Foreword
Sirpa Pietikäinen

Preface

PART I THE TARGET OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL ENGINEERING
1. Responding to the grand challenge of our time
Beate Sjåfjell

2. Measures for the sustainable shipping of goods
Erik Røsæg

3. The Single European Transport Area and sustainability of the transport industry
Rosa Greaves

PART II THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND DIGITALIZATION – TRANSPORT IN A GREEN MARKET
4. Organization boundaries. How to integrate transport operations in circular economy thinking. The timber casestudy
María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Juana María Rivera-Lirio, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Elena Escrig-Olmedo and José Vicente Gisbert-Navarro

5. The physical internet as enabler of new business models enhancing greener transports and the circular economy
Mervi Rajahonka, Anu Bask, Sadaat Ali Yawar and Markku Tinnilä

6. Financing sustainable market actors in the circular economy
Jukka Mähönen

7. Suitability of and regulatory barriers to the European emissions trading scheme regulating GHG emissionsfrom transport 117
Emilie Yliheljo

PART III INFORMATION AS A DRIVER FOR GREEN BEHAVIOUR
8. A sustainable behavioural change in the transport industry – the role of emission information
Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson

9. Sustainability in contractually organized supply chains: Coordinating transport
Jaakko Salminen

10. The way of business contracts: How to promote (transport) sustainability and incentivize the green economy via Contract Management
Suvi Hirvonen-Ere

11. Product information on freight emissions for consumers – changing the market towards sustainability
Suvi Sankari

PART IV GREEN FREIGHT – SOLUTIONS AND OBSTACLES
12. Towards a model for sustainable platooning cooperation in road transport
Wouter Verheyen

13. Who pays for oil pollution at sea? Some remarks on the interplay between certainty of the law and unpredictability
Andrea La Mattina

Index