9th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight

9th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight

Resilient Transitions to Net Zero Freight Transport Systems

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The 9th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight will be held online on 12th-14th December 2022.

There is now a widespread consensus on the urgency of global transition to net zero freight transport systems. However, there is still uncertainty around which competing low carbon propulsion technologies are going to become dominant, and how logistics operations would need to be adapted to facilitate the large-scale adoption of these technologies. In addition, the global environment has become increasingly turbulent with natural and man-made disasters occurring more frequently and with increasing magnitude of impact. Extreme weather events, pandemics, and military conflicts (among other crises) not only pose a significant threat to individual supply chains, but also delay and divert resources from the transition to net zero freight transport systems.

This year’s workshop will focus on resilient transitions to net zero freight transport systems. Contributions about ways to accelerate progress in relation to sustainable road freight in all parts of the world are welcome, to help define a robust roadmap to a net zero future.

Keynote Speakers

  • Anshu Bharadwaj, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Graeme Cooper, National Grid
  • Jalaj Gupta, Mahindra Group
  • Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University
  • S. A. Sundaresan, Ashok Leyland
  • Gyöngyi KovácsHanken School of Economics

Call for Abstracts

We invite presentations on ways to improve the sustainability of freight transport, particularly those related to the factors shaping the net zero transition process:

  • The impact of recent global events on the decarbonisation of road freight transport
  • Global, national and organisational perspectives on risk management in the transition to net zero freight transport
  • Ways to accelerate the transition to net zero freight system
  • Resilient and flexible technologies to facilitate the transition to net zero freight transport
  • ‘No-regrets’ or technology-agnostic measures and investments that can be implemented now to support the longer-term decarbonisation of road freight transport
  • Organisational change and readiness for near zero road freight solution
  • Local socio-economic, regulatory and political factors shaping the speed and magnitude of the transition process
  • Operating in highly volatile environments: Lessons that can be learned from humanitarian and military supply chains

Abstracts of max 1000 words should be submitted by 5th August 2022. Notifications of acceptance for presentations will be sent out by 16th September 2022. Please submit your abstract by sending it to eh301@cam.ac.uk

Contact

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email eh301@cam.ac.uk