Hosted by the Mayor of London, this summit will discuss how to accelerate the adoption of zero emission buses across England.

About this event

Buses are the backbone of our public transport system and already one of the greenest ways to travel.

This free event, organised by Campaign for Better Transport in partnership with Transport for London will examine how we can accelerate the roll-out of zero emissions buses across England in order to drive further improvements, in line with the objectives of the Government’s National Bus Strategy and Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

One of the last events to take place in the current London City Hall building, the summit will be hosted by the Mayor of London and also streamed online.

The summit will bring together representatives from central and local government, bus operators, manufacturers and wider stakeholders to discuss how we can all cooperate in bringing transformational change faster to our towns, cities and rural areas.

It will include keynote addresses, presentations and a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities that different areas are facing in the transition to zero emission buses. There will be an opportunity to network, ask questions and share your experiences with other attendees.

Refreshments will be provided.

Draft agenda

09.15-09.45am: Registration and refreshments (tea, coffee and pastries)

09.45-10.55am: Keynote speeches followed by Q&A with:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London (confirmed)
  • Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport (invited)
  • Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire (invited)
  • Caroline Watson, Director - Transport and Urban Planning, C40 (confirmed)
  • Huw Merriman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee (invited)

10.55-12.00pm:  Presentations and panel discussion with:

  • Silviya Barrett, Head of Policy and Research, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Gareth Powell, Managing Director - Surface Transport, Transport for London
  • Councillor Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Another transport authority to be confirmed

12.00-12.30pm: Networking and buffet lunch

Please register advising whether you will be able to attend in person or online. We will email joining instructions ahead of the event.

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