Transport Minister endorses Scotland’s carbon emission work09 November 2011

Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP has given a clear show of support for Scotland's logistics, and praised progress in reducing carbon emissions.

"The Minister held our Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme up as an example of how industry can lead the way in taking responsibility for measuring and reducing its carbon footprint," states FTA head of policy for Scotland Chris MacRae.

"Scotland must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2020. With support from transport ministers on both sides of the border, and some big names like ASDA joining the scheme, we are confident that industry can take the lead and make meaningful environmental progress," he adds.

Speaking at an FTA transport manager seminar, the Transport Minister also underlined the importance that the Scottish government attaches to infrastructure investment.

He highlighted the significance of the M77 extension and the planned Forth Replacement Crossing, and stated that government and industry need to work in partnership to avoid the disruption caused by last year's severe winter weather.

John Challen

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