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Leon Daniels joins DfT Net Zero Transport Board

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.”

Watch now: Connecting Policy To Solutions Virtual Conference 2021

Smart Transport Conference returned on June 8th & 9th, to facilitate pivotal discussions on the future of transport. 

The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

Keynote speakers included: 

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who spoke on BEIS's approach to decarbonising transport, particularly the electrification of the vehicle industry

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, who spoke on rail’s role in integrated transport, decarbonisation and innovation.

Rachel Maclean, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Transport, who discussed the future of transport and its pivotal role in a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic.

 

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