Financing decarbonisation of the freight transport sector

Join us on 18 February 2020 for expert led discussions on enabling greater investment in freight transport decarbonisation.


Decarbonising UK Freight Transport is a network of forty academic and industry partners funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The network is exploring the questions that need to be answered in order to enable the decarbonisation of energy/propulsion across the road, rail, sea and air freight modes.

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport will collect and distil current knowledge, and identify and de-risk the key remaining research challenges in order to unleash significant freight-decarbonisation targeted investment and guide enabling policy. Its five research themes are:

  1. Role of data and models
  2. Investment decisions
  3. Fuel and propulsion pathways
  4. Aligning drivers for decarbonisation
  5. Coupling logistics and decarbonisation


This event will consist of panel led and group discussions that will seek to answer questions on these topics:

  • The nature of decisions investors are making today, that have an effect on decarbonisation

Panel: Julian Bray (Tradewinds), Morna Cannon (DfT), Michael Parker (Citi), Nigel Base (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders)

  • The thresholds and accuracy of evidence that investors need to make decarbonisation-aligned decisions

Panel: Carole Ferguson (CDP), Alan Lewis (Smart Freight Centre), Lionel Mok (Climate Bonds Initiative), Vishnu Prakash (Stena Bulk)

  • The stakeholders that they need to ‘buy in’ to the evidence/knowledge to move forwards

Panel: Duncan Buchanan (Road Haulage Association), Tim Morris (UK Major Ports Group), Aoife O’Leary (Environmental Defense Fund), Jos Standerwick (Maritime London)


This is a free catered event, and is followed by a networking reception.


Book your place here.