The Clean Technology Centre, as part of its work in the EU 6th Framework Research Project ETTAR (Environmental Technologies Training and Awarereness Raising) project has co-hosted a workshop in Gothenberg, Sweden on October 25th – 26th, 2007.
The objectives of this workshop were:
- to share information amongst those working in the transport – especially freight transport – sector to ensure that businesses and policy makers are aware of best practice, are able to take a broader look at environmental performance and to understand each others’ perspectives and impacts across the supply chain.
- to understand the business case for the adoption of environmentally positive transport strategies, to identify any obstacles preventing implementation of these strategies and to consider policy changes that would be needed in order for there to be a viable business case.
The main objective of the workshop was to bring together all parties concerned by freight transport to discuss how the barriers to the employment of advanced environmental technologies can be surmounted.
The workshop was deemed a great success by participants and the beginnings of a new network in this field was established. For further details about the workshop and the ETTAR project, go to the website: www.ettar.eu .