Freight sector needs more Government support to hit carbon reduction reduction target, says FTA
The Committee on Climate Change’s latest report to Parliament on progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows that there is still much work to do to get significant carbon reduction from the freight sector but the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says more rapid change will only come with more Government support.
FTA Head of National and Regional Policy Christopher Snelling said: “In contrast to air quality where we have achieved an 80% reduction in local air pollutants from the latest diesel HGVs, progress in reducing GHG emissions is clearly slower and in many ways a harder problem to solve.”
FTA has been helping freight operators monitor and manage GHG emissions and fuel use with its Logistics Carbon Review Scheme (LCRS), which next week releases its 2017 annual report and review.
The FTA says the Government must offer more support by:
The LCRS is a free industry initiative with more than 120 members whose positive actions have produced results - while emissions from the sector as a whole are not falling, LCRS members have seen a 7% reduction in the last five years.
Further details on the scheme can be found here
Posted on: July 3rd 2017