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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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The role of government in promoting green logistics

Alan McKinnon

INTRODUCTION

This book contains many examples of companies reducing the environmental impact of their logistics operations. While these corporate initiatives are gathering momentum, it is unlikely that the free market on its own will deliver an environmentally sustainable logistics system, particularly within the required time frame. A key attribute of such a system will be carbon emissions per unit of product delivered that are well below the current level. Logistics will be expected to make a large contribution to the drastic reductions in CO2 emissions that will be required ...

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