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FTA to provide advice on meeting climate change challenge

By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:00

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Variety of workshops on offer

Reducing continues to be a key challenge for the logistics sector

The Freight Transport Association’s annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference is an interactive event aimed at providing essential advice to fleet operators on meeting the climate change challenge. As pressure increases from government, customers and the wider public for businesses to act, the conference will also celebrate the individual efforts of companies to reduce carbon with the presentation of the 2015 LCRS Awards.

Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager said: “FTA is delighted to be holding its seventh annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, which will provide delegates with the latest insights from industry experts and leading operators into how the freight sector can decarbonise and how to respond to new legislation, including Energy Audits.”

Chaired by Justin Laney, General Manager – Central Transport at John Lewis Partnership, and with a keynote address from Adrian Gault, Chief Economist from the Committee on Climate Change, the conference will include a range of workshops to suit delegates’ own fleet and business on the latest operational and technological measures for freight transport to improve carbon efficiency. The sessions will provide advice on not only reducing emissions but also improving air quality.

Key sessions include:

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) – countdown to 5 December 2015
  • The latest policy challenges set at a global, European and UK level on carbon reduction and freight transport
  • The launch of the Logistics Carbon Review 2015 – how industry is providing vital evidence to government on freight carbon reduction
  • Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards presentation by John Parkinson, Director – Motoring, Freight & London, Department for Transport
  • LCRS member case studies – gain practical advice on how others have adopted carbon reduction actions for their commercial vehicle fleet
  • The benefits of a low carbon strategy and its importance for freight transport
  • A selection of workshops focused on both carbon reduction and air quality by industry experts to suit individual operations and knowledge requirements,

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, sponsored by Bridgestone and Intermodality, will be held on 13 May 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands.

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