The Department for Transport (DfT) has invited Leon Daniels, vice president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, to join its new Net Zero Transport Board.
The NZTB brings together leaders from a range of fields such as behavioural change and policy, as well as experts from several prominent industry sectors, including the environment, science technology and different modes of transport.
The board is chaired by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps and Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.
The objectives of the board are to provide advice during the development of the transport decarbonisation plan and on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport, particularly the longer-term technological and behavioural changes needed to deliver transport’s contribution to net-zero.
The remit is also to provide constructive feedback on, and identify risks and opportunities across, the department’s work to decarbonise transport as well as to reinforce the link between government, industry, academia and the wider public.
Daniels said: “This is a pivotal moment - with the pandemic having changed working and travel habits, creating cleaner air in our towns and cities, we have the opportunity to fully realise our net-zero ambition.
“The economic opportunities offered by alternative methods of transport have enormous potential.
“A cleaner, greener country will create new jobs and help to level up our economy.”