Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Road Freight

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Road Freight

Tuesday 12 June, 09.30 – 12.00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

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Two-thirds of the UK’s domestic freight is transported by road in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), which together account for 17% of the UK’s domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions. The government’s 2011 "Carbon Plan" suggests that to meet the long-term target of the Climate Change Act (2008) – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 – emissions from domestic transport will need to be substantially reduced.

This seminar was to discuss the opportunities and challenges for reducing the carbon footprint of road freight. This included fuel efficient driving behaviour, logistics management, vehicle efficiency improvements and switching to lower carbon fuels. A brief summary of the event can be found here (PDF PDF 371 KB), and the presentations can be accessed from the links below along with audio


09.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.00 Lord Oxburgh, Chair’s Welcome

10.05 Presentations

Prof. Alan McKinnon (PDF PDF 1.77 MB)

Head of Logistics, The Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg

Rachael Dillon (PDF PDF 321 KB)

Climate Change Policy Manager, Freight Transport Association

Jonathan Murray (PDF PDF 764 KB)

Deputy Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Prof. Roderick Smith (PDF PDF 831 KB)

Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Transport

10.45 Lord Oxburgh, Chair’s Summary

10.50 Panel Discussion
Audio, Pt 1
Audio, Pt 2

11.15 Refreshments

12.00 Close

To attend please email or telephone 020 7219 8377 by Friday 8th June