14 October 2021 | Environment | Our Work

View from the top: LCRIG Net Zero working group

Following on from our two day conference last week, the whole climate change agenda has remained a hot topic. Some of our associate members have approached me in the past week, as have our local authority members, all wanting to share and learn much more about how our industry must contribute to this imperative.

If you attended the conference you may have heard Paula Hewitt, Andrew Hughill and Jason Sprague in a live panel debate talking about ‘Building back better transport and places’ which made much reference to carbon reduction. In fact, Jason was convincing in his argument that net zero will only ever be achieved if we physically stop doing things as opposed to finding alternative methods for delivery. I’m sure he’s right in part.

Jason and I have carried on these discussions and engaged with the likes of Dwayne Lowe at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and others.

I’m starting to believe that LCRIG need to demonstrate real leadership in this area and with this in mind we are considering establishing a net zero working group that can help focus our attention and provide a focal point to feed into other industry groups and the DfT. This represents an important step for LCRIG, as we know our members need such a forum to help them understand how they can translate their responsibilities into actions, making it all part of the day job.

If any of our members have a particular desire to be part of the working group then please just get in touch to play your part.