COP26: Logistics UK plan to decarbonise the UK logistics sector

Logistics UK has launched a route map to decarbonise the UK logistics sector, which needs to undergo vast transformation for the UK to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, according to Logistics UK, as it launches a route map to decarbonise this £127bn industry.

David Wells, the business group’s Chief Executive, said: “Logistics businesses are determined to decarbonise their operations as quickly and as effectively as possible to support the UK’s environmental goals – and those decided on the international stage at COP26 – but the government must provide the policies and infrastructure to make net zero emissions by 2050 possible.

“In The Route to Net Zero: A Manifesto for Logistics, Logistics UK details the measures businesses need from government and other stakeholders to make this deadline a reality. Over the coming months and years, we expect to see vast transformation take place across the logistics industry, as the nature of road, sea, air and rail transport evolves to operate on zero carbon.”

At the launch webinar, Mr Wells was joined by Andy Eastlake, CEO of Zemo Partnership, who shared essential insights into the future of transport as the UK moves towards a net zero economy, with the UK planning to become the first country in the world to commit to phasing out new, non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero emission by 2040.

Jackie Hewson, Alternative Fuels Implementation Manager – Transport at John Lewis Partnership and Elaine Pringle, Fleet Manager at Scottish Water – both members of Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero commitment – presented their companies’ decarbonisation strategies, providing insight and learnings for those looking to make the next step on the route to net zero.

The one-hour launch webinar is free to watch back for both Logistics UK members and non-members alike. To view the webinar, and download The Route to Net Zero: A Manifesto for Logistics.

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