Register now for event on economic growth and decarbonisation 

You can now register for an upcoming event organised jointly by TPS and Transport for the South East (TfSE) focusing on the local transport challenge of achieving continued economic growth whilst decarbonising transport. 

The event is free to attend and will take place virtually on Thursday 13th January 2022 from 18:00 to 19:30. 

About the event 

Government have set the challenge of decarbonising the entire transport system in the UK by 2050. Meeting that target requires us all to do better at joining up our transport decarbonisation, and planning goals in both urban and rural areas.

But how do we decarbonise the transport system whilst still providing for the needs of a growing economy? What do we need to do to encourage people to travel less, reduce the length of their trips and make more of them using sustainable forms of transport?

Transport isn’t just how we travel from A to B, it shapes our villages, towns and cities and impacts on our countryside – it directly affects our livelihoods, our health and wellbeing and our quality of life.

The pandemic has changed travel behaviour. Video conferencing and working from home has lessened the need for commuting and business trips. Our shopping habits have changed moving online delivery leading to a rise in the number of delivery vehicles on the roads. Car use has increased in some areas and people are avoiding public transport.

Whether these trends become the new normal or not, more needs to be done to make a low-carbon lifestyle more desirable, convenient, achievable and sustainable.

Speakers to include:

  • Rupert Clubb, Lead Officer at TfSE: TfSE’s role in decarbonising the transport system 
    Rupert leads the development of Transport for the South East. He chairs the Senior Officer Group and supports the Chairman and Board. He is also the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport at East Sussex County Council. A former president of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport, Rupert is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
  • Katie Stewart – Exec Director for Environment, Transport & Infrastructure, Surrey CC: Growing and decarbonising – the key role for local authorities
    Katie is Executive Director for Environment Transport and Infrastructure for Surrey County Council, which has responsibility for highways, waste, countryside estate and green infrastructure, climate change, major infrastructure and planning.   She is also the Council’s corporate lead for resilience and for equalities, diversity and inclusion.  She has a passion for physical activity, and brings this passion to her day job – finding ways of encouraging active environments and for colleagues to be as active as possible as part of their working weeks.  She is an amateur runner, and when not running around nearby Richmond Park, is found running around after her two-year old son.
  • Professor Jillian Anable - Institute of Transport Studies - University of Leeds: The national transport decarbonisation challenge
    Jillian is Professor of Transport and Energy at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Her research addresses the potential for demand-side solutions to reduce carbon and energy from transport. Broadly, her current research direction investigates ‘the future of the car’ – bringing together socio-technical developments including electrification, new mobility services and the psychology of car owning and driving. She has led large interdisciplinary research teams and projects mainly funded by UK Research Councils (RCUK), the Energy Technologies Institute/Innovate UK, the UK Department for Transport, Scottish Government and the European Union. She has sat on a number of advisory boards and strategy panels for UK Government Departments, the Climate Change Committee, US Dept. of Energy, HoL Science and Tech Committee, RCUK and NGOs, including currently sitting on Transport & Environment board, Scottish National Transport Strategy Delivery board, and the UK Government’s Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.
  • Jonathan Riggall - Director of the Built Environment, Stantec UK: Decarbonising transport through the 4th Industrial Revolution

    With over 20 years’ experience in environmental and geographical consultancy, Jonathan’s technical background has spanned climate change advisory, carbon accounting, green investment strategy, energy masterplanning, geographic analytics and renewable energy development.

    With climate change being a central pillar to his career Jonathan works across infrastructure and community development sectors providing environmental and social advocacy to clients’ investments. With a background in the carbon markets he has also delivered a broad range of carbon removal investments through both voluntary and regulated markets. His work includes developing alternative investment strategies and models underpinned by 4th Industrial Revolution technology to deliver clean and inclusive economic growth.

  • Nicola Waight - Team Leader, Transport Planning Services, Hampshire County Council: Meeting Chair

    Nicola is a TPS South-East Regional Rep and a Chartered Transport Planner. She leads an in-house transport planning consultancy for Hampshire County Council, is a registered public health practitioner and chairs Hampshire’s ambitious Centre of Active Travel Excellence. Nicola and her team often work to support their local boroughs, districts and town councils to develop and deliver masterplans for market towns, focussing on placemaking and active travel; better enabling people to ‘live local.’

You can register for the event here.

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