Greener Transport Solutions webinar series begins on 6 September

Tue 31 August 2021 View all news

Transport is the fastest growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions and the biggest emitting sector of the UK economy. As hosts of the COP26 UN climate summit in November the UK will need a credible plan for decarbonising transport. Our thinking needs to change if we are to rise to the scale of the challenge.

Join us at our webinar series which will consult widely on the five key themes that emerged in the recent publication Rising to the Challenge: Achieving net zero will require new thinking, creative solutions and systemic change.

  • The decarbonisation of transport will involve changes to the wider economy.
  • Technical solutions will be insufficient, we also need behaviour change.
  • Fares and taxes should encourage people to make lower carbon travel choices.
  • We must ensure a fair and just transition to net zero.
  • Greater devolution will be a key driver of decarbonisation.

Hosted by Greener Transport Solutions, Addleshaw Goddard, Transport Times, Foundation for Integrated Transport & The Transport Knowledge Hub, the events will bring together leading academics, politicians, business leaders, consumer groups and think tanks to discuss what is needed to decarbonise transport. Experts will discuss and respond to questions from the Greener Transport Council.

The series will culminate in the publication of ‘A Manifesto for Decarbonising Transport’ to be published in the Autumn 2021.

The organisers are seeking stakeholder responses to a short survey  which will inform discussions at the event.

Webinar 1: Monday 6 September, 9.30 – 11.45
Not the journey but the destination: how our whole economy needs to change

Chaired by
Professor Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL

Keynote speaker
The Rt Hon. Lord Deben, Chair, Committee for Climate Change

Members of the Greener Transport Council

Professor Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, UWE

Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, University of Leeds ITS

Paul Campion, Chief Executive, TRL

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Transport Solutions

Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute

Paul Hirst, Head of the Transport Sector Group, Addleshaw Goddard

Expert speakers 

Professor Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg

Professor John Whitelegg, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Integrated Transport

David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead

Jonny Mood, Director of VFM, National Audit Office

Lauren Pamma, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

Webinar 2: Thursday 9 September, 9.30 – 11.45
How the Government can support technical and policy solutions to encourage people to make lower carbon travel choices (Including Zemo Partnership's CEO, Andy Eastlake)

Webinar 3: Monday 13 September, 9.30 – 11.45
The role of localism in ensuring a fair and just transition to net zero and driving decarbonisation


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