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FTA conference to provide essential advice on meeting the climate change challenge

Reducing carbon emissions continues to be a key challenge for the logistics sector with European and UK policy to address carbon emissions from transport, and ultimately climate change, increasingly impacting on fleet operators.

The Freight Transport Association’s annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, which is sponsored by Bridgestone and Intermodality and takes place on 13 May 2015, 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, including:

– Progress on Euro VI and low carbon fuels/technologies
– CO2 free city logistics
– Opportunities for collaboration and better vehicle utilisation
– Options for freight modal switch

The cost for FTA members is £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates. For further information or to book a place call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 or go to: http://www.fta.co.uk/events/logistics_carbon_reduction_conference_2015.html

There is still time to enter the LCRS 2015 Awards – the deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 13 February 2015. Further information and an entry form can be found at http://www.fta.co.uk/policy_and_compliance/environment/logistics_carbon_reduction_scheme/lcrs_awards/index.html

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