25 February 2020 - Morning conference - Login for venue
The hot news is that the UK government will ban new internal combustion engined vehicles from 2035, but where is the plan for a comprehensive renewable energy infrastructure and a robust set of incentives to switch to zero emissions transport?
This conference will look at the concrete steps needed to radically decarbonise the automotive and other sectors. It will bring together high-level industry representatives, policy-makers, and academics to focus on actions. Starting from the basis that climate science is settled, it will discuss what the leading business, finance, and state players need to do to substantially decarbonise world surface transport in the next 10-15 years. It will be exploratory in nature and will seek to identify bottlenecks, opportunities and priorities for action. It will be on record with media present.
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth (Invited)
Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of BEIS Select Committee
Christian Hochfeld, Berlin think-tank Agora Verkehrswende
Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy, SMMT
Mike Muldoon, Head of Business Development, Alstom
Chris Lockett, Technology Vice President, BP Plc
Karen Renshaw, Senior Associate for Public Policy, Uber
Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Committee (CCC)
Vera Scholz, Head of Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Division, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Peter Abson, Public Affairs & Policy Senior Manager, National Grid
Co-hosted by the German Embassy