A webinar around the route to net zero will go live on 10th November 2021.

Logistics UK is launching its plans to decarbonise via the event.

Furthermore, the date has been chosen as it is the ‘Transport Day’ of  COP26.

As as result, the one-hour webinar is free to attend for Logistics UK members as well as non-members.

The event will feature David Wells, chief executive of Logistics UK, talking about the route to net zero.

Specifically, he will present details of the business group’s road map relating to decarbonisation within logistics.

In addition, he will detail the measures that industry needs from government and other stakeholders.

“Net zero emissions by 2050 is a non-negotiable deadline for industry and government alike,” he said. 

“Therefore, it is essential that all businesses are as prepared as they can be. 

“This webinar will provide a vital resource for companies working across all aspects of the sector. 

Continuing, Wells said there was no doubt the climate crisis was a critical issue to be dealt with. 

“We are pleased to see so many logistics businesses stepping up to the challenge already,” he added.

During the webinar, Mr Wells will be joined by representatives of businesses that have signed up to Logistics UK’s latest environmental initiative.

For example, they will be presenting decarbonisation strategies for fleet operators.

In addition, they will also provide guidance for other organisations who want a route to net zero.

Northern Ireland news

Meanwhile, Logistics UK has also responded to EU negotiations on the Northern Ireland protocol.

The group has reacted with ‘cautious optimism’ to Wednesday’s announcement.

Seamus Leheny, the organisation’s Northern Ireland policy manager, clarified the position. 

Importantly, he said the news will help logistics businesses continue to deliver on both sides of the Irish Sea.

“Logistics UK and its members have been clear from the outset on the tests that any new agreement must meet. 

“As such, the solutions proposed by the EU are a positive step in the right direction.”