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LowCVP online forum on transport decarbonisation takes place tomorrow

LowCVP’s Annual Conference 2020 is to take place online tomorrow, exploring how we can accelerate the transition to net zero in road transport.

The relief road will feature a shared-use 3m-wide pathway alongside it to encourage greener transport

The 2020 LowCVP Annual Conference will focus on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the pandemic

Free to register for, the event is being staged on Wednesday 15 July starting 11:30am and will provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, due to be published this year.

Speakers include Transport Secretary Grant Shapps as well as Sir John Armitt, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Caroline Russell, local transport spokesperson for the Green Party and Dimitri Zenghelis, senior associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Delegates will vote on specific policy proposals presented by speakers designed to accelerate the decarbonisation of road transport and the event will also include ‘Two-minute policy pitches’ from the BVRLA alongside Greenpeace, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Transport & Environment, Greener Journeys and others.

The forum will also draw on research into green recovery in road transport, and stakeholders are being asked to take part in a short survey prior to the event.

LowCVP managing director Andy Eastlake said: “Decarbonising the sector is one of the biggest challenges we face, but we could be on the verge of major change with the electrification of cars and vans gathering pace and signs of progress – though still many challenges – in larger commercial vehicle and longer-haul applications.

“The Government is consulting right now on the phase-out – by 2035 or earlier – of cars and vans with an internal combustion engine and promises to publish a Transport Decarbonisation Plan by Christmas. We want to be able to show the rest of the world what can be done for CoP26 in Glasgow in November next year.”

For more details and to register for tomorrow’s online event, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.