Traffic pollution fell by up to 50% in London during lockdown and just under 3/4 of the public think air pollution matters more than ever as coronavirus affects people’s lungs. But can this reduction in air pollution continue as we begin our return to a ‘new normal’?

All stakeholders across manufacturing, supply and retail will need to work together to help keep emissions down as activity and output increase in the immediate term; and to meet Government-set targets to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

We’re working to align the retail industry and build a common understanding and ambition towards Net Zero, and are delighted to be partnering with DP World - a modern and sustainable logistics operation in the East of London - to bring expertise and focus to this critical issue at our upcoming virtual roundtable.

We’ll also be joined by colleagues from ClientEarth and Global Action Plan.

What will you take away?

Join our virtual roundtable to:

  • Prepare for and adapt to new legislation at a national and local level - and find out what this means for regulatory risk
  • Hear case studies and actionable advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint, and reduce air pollution, with low emissions logistics 
  • Learn about what the UK public thinks about air pollution and expectations of retailers since Coronavirus, and how to engage with customers on this agenda
  • Discuss challenges and share learning with fellow retailers  


14:00: How air quality and transport emissions link with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  [Leah Riley Brown, BRC]

14:05: An overview of air pollution - it’s impact on human health, the UK Government’s response so far and upcoming legislation [Dominic Phinn, Client Earth]

14:15: The public’s attitude towards air pollution - brand value and reputation, and the business response so far [Charlotte West, Global Action Plan]

14:25: Case Studies [Hop Ming Chen, DP World London Gateway]

  • #1: Fleet transition and low emission logistics - the financial case for Ultra Low and Zero emission vehicles
  •  #2: Reducing emissions by switching to electric vehicles, rail and water pathways

14:45: Comfort break

14:50: Facilitated discussion

15:30: Roundtable close


Join us