Greening the Supply Chain: Decarbonising UK Logistics | IPT
Chair: Baroness Randerson, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Transport
Speaker: Mike Bristow, Managing Director, Manufacturing Logistics, DHL
Dinner Discussion


Tuesday 07 May 2024


House of Commons

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Decarbonising logistics presents a significant challenge; in 2022 transport accounted for 27% of domestic GHG emissions. This figure grows to 35% when we take UK international shipping and aviation into account. With customers and investors expecting greener solutions, logistics businesses are working hard to decarbonise. There are 2.7mn people employed in logistics roles (8.2% of the UK workforce) and there are 230,000 logistics businesses across the UK, making, selling and moving goods. Despite companies’ best efforts the future energy demand and supply for the logistics sector is rarely considered holistically with current public policy addressing transport modes, infrastructure, energy requirements and technology in silos. As the UK continues its path to net zero, how can public policy support logistics to continue to decarbonise and reach to the UK’s net zero 2050 target?

The event will:

  • Examine the energy demand required for the sector to decarbonise across transport modes and integrated networks.
  • Consider what infrastructure is needed to support the sector to decarbonise and transition to low carbon technologies and fuels.
  • Explore how the entire logistics process can become more sustainable, from carbon neutral building to electrification of last mile delivery vehicles, through joined up policy development and cross sector collaboration.