9th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight
The next SRF International Worksop on Sustainable Road Freight will take place ONLINE on 12th -14th December 2022, 8am-2pm UK time. This year’s event will focus on resilient transitions to net zero freight transport systems.
We are delighted to announce that Anshu Bharadwaj, Chief Executive Officer at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation; Graeme Cooper, Head of Future Markets at National Grid; Jalaj Gupta, Head Commercial Vehicles at Mahindra Group; Gyöngyi Kovács, Hanken School of Economics; Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, and S. A. Sundaresan, Vice President at Ashok Leyland agreed to deliver keynote addresses at the event.
Participants interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit abstracts outlining research investigating the sustainability of the freight transport sector. Abstracts focusing on the workshop themes described below are particularly welcome. Abstracts should focus on recently completed research, or research in progress.
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 email@example.com
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Resilient transitions to net zero freight transport systems
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.
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.
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 systems
- 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 solutions
- 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