Decarbonising transport: a Transport Knowledge Hub national workshop

On 3 March 2020, the Transport Knowledge Hub held a national workshop focused on how to provide a credible framework for the decarbonisation of transport. The event included contributions from a variety of speakers and a panel discussion at which witnesses made their case for how sustainable transport can contribute to decarbonisation. Please find below…

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Decarbonising Transport, Prof Dieter Helm, University of Oxford

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Addressing the Transport Knowledge Hub ‘Decarbonising Transport’ national workshop on 3 March, Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, shares his views on the need for faster transport decarbonisation, if the UK is to achieve its 2050 zero emission target. He argues that net zero carbon consumption was as important a…

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Confronting the challenge

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What to make of such a high-profile and well-attended event focusing on decarbonising transport? For me there were four clear take-out messages. First, it is relatively easy to come up with lists of measures which look and sound worthwhile, but which on closer inspection do little more than nibble at the edges of what’s going…

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The earth has all the time in the world. And we don’t.

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I am feeling strong emotions and also conflicted as I write this short piece. This morning, 4 days before the Transport Knowledge Hub event ‘Decarbonising Transport’, I was sat in an office on Broadway in New York watching footage on my laptop of one of my heroes, climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg, addressing today up…

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Why we need a national aviation strategy

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The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) recently published a challenge policy paper, calling for a national strategy on the aviation sector. Hannah Bartram, ADEPT’s Chief Operating Officer, explains why a national strategy is needed to tackle both climate change and the economy. ADEPT’s ‘The Future of Aviation’ policy challenge paper…

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Decarbonising road transport, Andy Eastlake, LowCVP

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Addressing the Transport Knowledge Hub ‘Decarbonising Transport’ national workshop on 3 March, Andy Eastlake, Managing Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, shared his views on the decarbonisation of road transport and the big challenges ahead. The UK needs to be far more aggressive with its road transport policies in order to make a significant…

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Key principles for decarbonisation, Prof Stephen Glaister, Imperial College London

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Stephen Glaister, Professor of Transport and Infrastructure in the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London, tackled key principles for decarbonisation in his presentation to delegates at the ‘Decarbonising Transport’ national workshop on 3 March. The four key principles in decarbonising transport, according to Prof Glaister are: the urgency to decarbonise addressing road congestion…

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