The second in our ‘Green Series’ of international webinars examining green technology and sustainability issues in relation to the logistics and transport sector takes place on Wednesday 26th May under the theme “Global Environmental Crisis: Future Challenges for the Transport and Logistics Profession“.
This crisis is caused primarily by fossil-fuel emissions which pollute the air and heat the planet. As transport operations are almost entirely powered by fossil fuel they are a major source of both pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs). This presentation will begin by reviewing the extent of transport’s contribution to the air pollution and global warming problems. It will then focus on GHG emissions from the movement of freight, examining future trends and targets and exploring what can be done to decarbonise freight transport operations. The talk will conclude with a discussion of the skills that transport and logistics professionals will need to acquire to be able to manage this decarbonisation process.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University as our Guest Speaker for this event. The session will be hosted by International Secretary General Keith Newton, and Professor McKinnon will be pleased to take questions from the floor following his presentation.
Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics in the Logistics University in Hamburg, Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and a Chartered Fellow of the CILT. A graduate of the universities of Aberdeen, British Columbia and London, he has been researching and teaching in freight transport / logistics for over 40 years and has published extensively in journals and books on many different aspects of the subject. Much of his recent research has been on the decarbonisation of logistics and in 2018 he published a book on the subject.
Alan has been an adviser on logistics to several governments, parliamentary committees and international organisations, including the OECD, World Bank, United Nations, World Economic Forum, European Commission and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Logistics and Supply Chain Council and a member of the European Commission’s High Level Group on Logistics. He was a founder member of CILT’s Logistics Research Network and won the Institute’s Sir Robert Lawrence award in 2003.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be an illuminating and informative event. Registration for the webinar is now open and the event will also be live streamed on our international Facebook page.
Find out more about Professor Alan McKinnon and his career researching, teaching and advising in the field of logistics here