UK logistics operators cut greenhouse gas emissions

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But meeting government’s 15% reduction target by 2025 remains a challenge, warns industry body FTA.


UK logistics operators participating in a voluntary programme cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4% in 2019 but industry body, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) warned that meeting the UK government’s 15% reduction target by 2025 remains “a challenge.”

Electric lorries and buses 'not the answer' to cutting emissions in York

A flag waved during a climate change protest in York this year Picture: Frank Dwyer

SWITCHING to electric vehicles is not the answer to cutting carbon emissions from buses and lorries in York, a climate change meeting heard.

Bosses from Nestlé, bus operator First Group and City of York Council’s own vehicle fleet were asked about the challenges they face in lowering emissions from transport.

Andrew Griffiths from Nestlé revealed that the confectionery company has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by just over 60 per cent since 2007.