DFT announces next stage of Gov’s zero emission programme
The £200m commitment ministers are putting into ZERFD significantly helps to de-risk the transition to Net Zero.
Firms need clarity and certainty to make the right investment choices in the years ahead, and we foresee the programme answering many of the practical questions our members have. It will give hauliers the confidence to invest in the zero-emission lorries needed to drive down carbon emissions from our sector.
We support Net Zero, but maintaining the high levels of service the public expect from logistics using untested vehicle technologies carries substantial risk.
We are determined to drive the pragmatic action needed to deliver a realistic Net Zero to ensure that operators of all sizes are supported. The announcement complements two initiatives we’ve recently launched as part of our commitment to drive down emissions.
The first is the creation of our Net Zero Forum in August 2023. Consisting of a cross-representation of our membership and based on their feedback and real-world experiences, it will shape our engagement with the many stakeholders we will work to make Net Zero a reality.
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