COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the ways we view, use and value transport systems. Lockdowns and social distancing measures have meant that the role of transport within and between urban hubs is changing, and raises questions around how we can better utilise urban mobility. From seeing more people cycle to work, to witnessing the benefits of lower air pollution, there are clear lessons to be gained around how to shape our cities to be hubs of clean, accessible and climate-positive transport. Solutions are two-fold – a large scale modal shift away from highly polluting forms of transport, such as personal vehicles to public transport or walking and cycling for short journeys, and a technological transition, such as switching to electric vehicles and making their respective infrastructure easily accessible.

While much of the onus around resetting our transport systems so they are fit-for-the-future falls on local and national policymakers, there is also an important role for the private sector in shaping our mobility needs and urban planning requirements. With businesses owning over half of all registered vehicles on the road, what does it take to get ahead of market developments to lead the low-carbon transition in transport? What sorts of emerging models and technologies can businesses leverage to decarbonise their transport fleets and logistics operations? What sorts of measures can businesses deploy to encourage behavioural changes amongst staff and even customers?

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Event for: Directors/Heads of: Sustainability | Transport | Environment | Local authorities | Supply chains | Carbon

Speakers

  • Claire Haigh

    Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • Greg Marsden

    Professor of Transport Governance
  • Fred Jones

    UK General Manager, TIER
  • Vicky Sins

    Lead Decarbonisation and Energy Transformation, World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Peter Stephens

    Head of UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan
  • David Symons

    Director, WSP (Chair)

Round Tables

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  • During the Green Recovery Festival panel events, our usual topical roundtables will be replaced by hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.

Agenda

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  • 11:00 - 11:10
    Welcome and introductions
  • 11:10 - 11:45
    Moderated panel discussion with Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, Institute for Transport Studies; Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Vicky Sins, Lead Decarbonisation and Energy Transformation, World Benchmarking Alliance; Fred Jones, UK General Manager, TIER; and David Symons, Director, WSP (Chair)
  • 11:45 - 12:25
    Virtual breakout rooms: hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.
  • 12:25 - 12:30
    Breakout room summaries and closing remarks

Venue Details

The Green Recovery Festival events will be hosted online.

Who's Attending

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Guestlist to be confirmed.