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The road to zero emissions

Panel discussion,
Event location:
Central London

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the powerful Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, delivered the closing keynote address at the ‘Road to Zero’ conference held in the German Embassy. Leading industry players from the UK and Germany and Baroness Brown, Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Committee, also spoke to the capacity audience. A sea change in business opinion was evident as speaker after speaker acknowledged the scale and urgency of the green house gas emissions problem. The consensus was that the surface transport industry is robustly preparing for the wrenching changes needed. Greater cooperation, policy consistency, and investment from governments are now essential. For the UK the first request to government was for more charging infrastructure and policies that will give consumers confidence to buy electric vehicles. The conference was organised by the Industry Forum working closely with a German Embassy team.

Speakers included:

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Committee (CCC)
Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of BEIS Select Committee

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

Christian Hochfeld, Berlin think-tank Agora Verkehrswende

Phil Killingley, Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport
Vera Scholz, Head of Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Division, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Peter Abson, Public Affairs & Policy Senior Manager, National Grid
Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Co-hosted by the German Embassy

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