COP26: Driving Net Zero Logistics | IPT
Chair: Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Green Transport
Speaker: Doug Bannister, Chief Executive, Port of Dover
Speaker: Philip Roe, Chief Operating Officer & Strategy Director, DHL Supply Chain
Virtual Event

Date:

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Venue:

This is an online event

Start Time:

16:30

End Time:

17:30

The UK Government has set in law the world’s most ambitious climate change target, planning to cut emissions by 78% compared to 1990 by 2035. This figure will also incorporate, for the first time, the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions and would take the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero by 2035. The logistics sector has faced significant challenges in the last two years, concerning Brexit and a surge in demand throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A report in November 2020 found that two-thirds of companies felt business conditions were more difficult than 12 months previous, while 72% said they would continue to invest in green projects over the next year.  Ahead of the UK’s hosting of COP26, in a time when consumer habits are driving an increasing demand for deliveries, how can the UK build a net zero logistics sector? 

This event will: 

  • Discuss immediate action that can be taken to help green transportation and logistics supply chains 
  • Explore what role ensuring warehousing is net zero will play in reducing logistics emissions 
  • Explore future regulatory changes that could help boost green investment in logistics