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Reaching Zero Carbon Transport: What will it take?

Online event discussing what ‘zero carbon’ means for transport - and how we get there. Speakers include Natalie Bennett (Green Peer) and Professor Julian Allwood (University of Cambridge).This ​event was part of the Climate Emergency Economy Project and recording is available

The UK and EU are investing in transport infrastructure – airports, seaports, new roads and railways – which will lock in future carbon emissions and make their ‘net zero’ targets impossible to meet.  How can we achieve zero carbon emissions from transport of freight and passengers? What needs to change to make net zero carbon transport a reality? Where should public money be invested? And what obstacles are blocking this?

Webinar Recording:

Speakers included:

  • Natalie Bennett, Green Peer (Chair)
  • Professor Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge, and Head of the Use Less Group and UK FIRES
  • Jonathan Essex, chartered engineer and environmentalist. Jonathan will present key findings from his forthcoming report for Green House on current UK and EU investment in transport infrastructure at home and overseas.
  • Andrew Murphy, Aviation Director, Transport & Environment​​

Picture of transport investment: the zero carbon challenge report

​Explore the Zero Carbon Policy Toolkit outlined by this project.

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