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The role of localism in ensuring a fair and just transition to net zero and driving decarbonisation

This is the third event in our series on Rising to the Challenge: What will it take to decarbonise transport?

It will explore the role of localism in ensuring a fair and just transition to net zero and driving decarbonisation. This session will discuss the need for local leaders to be able to plan for sustainable and inclusive growth on an integrated long-term basis.

Key webinar themes:

  • What are the barriers to greater devolution and how can these be overcome?
  • Where might there be conflicts between levelling up and achieving net zero? How can these be resolved?
  • How should local funding and governance be reformed to ensure that local leaders can plan for housing, jobs and transport on an integrated long-term basis?

Confirmed speakers

Chaired by
Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive, South East Midlands LEP

Keynote speaker
Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of North of Tyne

Members of the Greener Transport Council

  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Transport Solutions
  • Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive, Midlands Connect
  • Kamal Panchal, Senior Adviser, Local Government Association
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Anna Heaton, Joint Head of Transport Sector Team and Real Estate Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Expert speakers

  • Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR
  • Gareth Powell, Managing Director, Surface Transport, Transport for London
  • Jason Torrance, Assistant Chief Executive, UK100

About the series

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 Goodard, 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.

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Date & Time

Date: Monday 13 September 2021

Time: 9.30 - 11.45

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Contact us

If you would like to find out any further information, please email Fiona Gardner at GTS@connectpa.co.uk.