A low emission freight sector for New Zealand

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) organized 3 events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to talk about the design of a low emissions freight sector for NZ. 

We all have a role to play to enable reduced emissions, increased productivity and improved efficiency. This is a great opportunity for industry to come together and discuss how to collaborate to reduce emissions and improve efficiencies.

Internationally renowned expert on freight sector emissions and reduction schemes, Sophie Punte, shared how world leading freight businesses are moving to integrated, low emission, intermodal networks. As Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre in Europe, Ms Punte talked about why world leading freight businesses are taking this seriously.

Additional  speakers included:

  • Mike Underhill, CEO, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • Abbie Reynolds, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council
  • Peter Reidy, CEO, KiwiRail
  • Ken Shirley, CEO, Road Transport Forum
  • Steve Chapman, President, NZ Shipping Federation.

Presentation: Sophie Punte - 'A vision for an efficient and sustainable global freight sector'

Presentation: Sophie Punte - 'The role of collaboration in delivering Smarter Freight'

Following the presentations, there was an interactive session on putting principles into practice, and the role of collaborations to reduce transport emissions. For more informaton see the SBC website.

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