Rising to the Challenge: What will it take to decarbonise transport?

Published on: 1st July 2021 by Lora Shopova.

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.

  1. The decarbonisation of transport will involve changes to the wider economy.
  2. Technical solutions will be insufficient, we also need behaviour change.
  3. Fares and taxes should encourage people to make lower carbon travel choices.
  4. We must ensure a fair and just transition to net zero.
  5. 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.

Book your place now

Webinar 1: Monday 6 September, 10.00 – 11.45
Not the journey but the destination: how our whole economy needs to change

Webinar 2: Thursday 9 September, 10.00 – 11.45
How the Government can support technical and policy solutions to encourage people to make lower carbon travel choices

Webinar 3: Monday 13 September, 10.00 – 11.45
The role of localism in ensuring a fair and just transition to net zero and driving decarbonisation

Greener Transport Council

  • Professor Jillian Anable, Chair in Transport and Energy, at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
  • Stephen Glaister, Emeritus Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at Imperial College London, Associate of the London School of Economics
  • Professor Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development in the UCL Centre for Transport Studies
  • Stephen Joseph OBE, Visiting Professor at University of Hertfordshire and Trustee of the Foundation for Integrated Transport
  • Professor Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at the University of the West of England
  • Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
  • Paul Campion, CEO of TRL
  • Hilary Chipping, CEO South East Midland Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Leon Daniels OBE, Chair, Highways Sector Council
  • Andy Eastlake, Chief Executive, Zemo Partnership (formerly Low CVP)
  • Claire Haigh, Founder & CEO of Greener Transport Solutions
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Paul Hirst, Head of the Transport Sector Group at Addleshaw Goddard
  • Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive, Midlands Connect
  • Kamal Panchal, Senior Adviser on Transport and Local Growth Policy, LGA
  • Anna Rothnie, Senior Transport Planner, Mott MacDonald
  • Anthony Smith, CEO of Transport Focus

About the Author

This post was written by Lora Shopova.