CILT - Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability Forum

Chair: Geoff Clarke FCILT

Environmental sustainability is an increasingly critical issue for businesses, worldwide...and therefore for transport and logistics professionals.

Our chosen definition: Sustainability = enough, for all, for ever    

  • Issues include resource availability risks and ecosystem degradation
  • New, sustainable business models present supply chain challenges
  • Transport is a key energy user and pollution contributor
  • Congestion and modal shift present UK infrastructure challenges
  • Climate change (and whether caused by humanity) is still hotly debated

The Forum's purpose is to support awareness of the critical importance of environmental sustainability, and position  CILT as a key provider of reliable and thought-provoking information:-

  • Promote new thinking and research
  • Share best practice
  • Highlight regulatory issues
  • Encourage debate
  • Link to Subject Matter Experts in business, government, academic and NGO organisations.

Reports & Presentations

Hydrogen for Heavy Duty Transport in the UK 2021 

Question Report

Net Zero Emissions in freight transport by 2050 through Alternative Fuels and other technology

  • Net Zero Emissions in freight transport by 2050 through Alternative Fuels and other technology (Geoff Clark, AECOM) - View here
  • Greater Manchester clean air plan (Richard Banks, TfGM) - View here 
  • Assessing the feasibility of Electric Fleets (Rebecca Powell, ARUP) - View here 
  • The case for Natural Gas and biomethane Vehicles (Martin Flach) - View here 
  • Electromobility by Renault trucks (Graham Neagus, Renault Trucks UK Ltd) - View here 
  • Volvo trucks UK and Ireland (Mark Collins, Volvo Trucks) - View here
  • Net-Zero Carbon - Can we get there before 2050? (Steve Tainton, Wincanton) - View here 


Focus Magazine Articles

Focus Magazine Articles

  • Delivering Future Fit Supply Chains  May Focus Article - View here
  • Geofff Clarke Special Intro to Net Zero May 2024 Focus Article - View here
  • What is COP26? October 2021 - View here
  • Environment and Sustainability Forum Focus Article - February 2020 - View here
  • Vision 2035 Invitation - August 2018 - View here
  • New technologies feature at low-carbon road transport event - February 2018 - View here
  • Solar-energised roads are within reach – August 2016 – View here
  • The Sustainability Games – July 2016 – View here
  • The Circular Economy: Securing Tomorrow’s Resource at Yesterday’s Prices – January 2016 – View here
  • Freight: Switching on to a Clean Future or Switching off Future Demand? – September 2015 – View here
  • Preparing for a Zero-Carbon Economy – August 2015 – View here
  • Cycling in the City: decarbonising urban delivery and collection, by Paul Davison, January 2015 – View here
  • Final UK SCALE Conference: achieving supply chain sustainability for food and drink companies, January 2015 – View here 


Vision 2035 2018 Presentations

  • Global Challenges, Future Cities (Chris Choa – Principal, Cities & Urban development - AECOM) - View here

  • Climate Change, Planetary Boundaries (Myles McCarthy, Managing Director, Implementation Service - Carbon Trust) - View here

  • Future Supply Chains & Global Trade (Professor Ed Sweeney, Director - Aston Logistics & Systems Institute) - View here

  • Zero Carbon Transport: Policy/Enablers (Brian Robinson FCILT, Consultant, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership - View here

  • Decarbonizing Pathways (Myles McCarthy, Managing Director, Implementation Service - Carbon Trust) - View here

  • Future Highways & Transport Systems (Alistair Hunter, Director, ARUP - View here

  • Modal Switch (Julian Worth CMILT, Director, Transworth Rail; Chair - CILT Rail Freight Forum) - View here

  • Low Carbon Logistics (Catherine Weetman FCILT, Founder – Re-Think Solutions) - View here


Food Logistics Sustainability Masterclass, Foodex Conference, Tuesday 25th March 2014

  • Designing waste out of the food supply chain, Catherine Weetman FCILT, Re-Think Solutions – View here
  • Energy from Waste – Bio Fuel, Robert Brocklesby, Brocklesby – View here
  • Energy from Waste – Feedstock, technology and product, what factors need to be considered? Stuart Hayward-Higham, SITA UK – View here
  • Sustainable Packaging, Michael Bonin, Campden BRI – View here
  • Full event write up – View here


Project SCALE final UK conference: Securing a Step Change in Agri-Food Logistics, 16th April 2015, Cranfield University, Bedford.

  • Re-thinking strategies to future-proof supply chains, Catherine Weetman FCILT - View here


Electric Vehicles and Eco Cars: Solutions for Green Growth, 11th April 2014 - London Metropolitan University


Maritime Matters – A Joint CILT ITS Event, Newcastle University, 25th June 2013

  • Application of AVL Bus Technology to London River Services - Mauro Manela & Terry Hewlett - View here
  • Maritime Matters Intro & The Scotland to the SE Canal Concept - Geoff Clarke - View here
  • Port of Tyne - Richard Newton - View here
  • The Manchester Ship Canal - Dennis Henderson - View here
  • UK Short Sea Shipping Connections, RoRo / Containers - Peter Baker - View here
  • Why ITS are relevant to the Maritime Sector - Gary Umpleby - View here


Sustainable Food Logistics Event, Brunel University, Middlesex, 23rd May 2013

  • Sustainable Supply Chains: Re-think & Re-design - Catherine Weetman - View here 
  • Port refusals of bulk food commodities - Dr Elizabeth Jackson - View here 
  • Moving towards transparency and integration - Gerhard Schiefer - View here 
  • Pressures & Opportunities for Sustainability in Food Logistics - Chris Sturman - View here 
  • Right-shoring back to the UK: a good strategy? – 14th March 2013 – Unipart, Oxford - View here


Supply Chain Environmental Performance & Network - 3rd July 2012 - University of Westminster

  • Winning Through Better Sustainable Supply Chain Design - View here
  • Change, Cost and CO2 (Leveraging Sustainability for Change) - View here
  • Network Design to Optimise for the Future - View here
  • Optimising the use of Rail Freight - View here
  • Workshop Outputs - View here

Want to find out more?

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