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Ditch the car? Mapping the future of sustainable transport

Event date: August 11, 2021

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Wednesday, 11 August, 15:00–16:15 BST

The science is clear: planet Earth needs carbon emissions to reach net zero, and over 90% of nations have set their targets for 2050. But to get us there, governments and institutions must change the way they look at transportation.

It’s not enough to focus only on what type of fuel cars are burning; we may have to combine renewable energy with a reduced dependence on cars across the board.

So how do we do it?

What regulatory incentives will catalyse this change? What kind of infrastructure will be required to support the transition to sustainable modes of transport? And will hydrogen or electricity be the ember that sparks this transition?

In this webinar, hear from a panel of transport planners and renewable energy experts as they examine these questions. Learn about the challenges and opportunities new transportation models can present for cities across the UK and Europe. It will take all of us to envision and enact a net-zero future.

Moderator

Lucy Sherriff, former Environment Editor at The Huffington Post 

Lucy is a multimedia journalist and producer, focusing on environmental and social justice issues. Her work in multimedia and documentary journalism has earned her a number of accolades, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Award for climate change reporting in 2019. She was a Society of Environmental Journalists grantee in 2020. Lucy worked for The Huffington Post for six years, first as a reporter and then as an editor, before moving to the US where she now works as a freelance documentary producer and film-maker. 

Speakers

Ferenc Kis, Renewable Energy Business Development Director, RSK

Ferenc’s expertise in environmental engineering comes from over 20 years in the field. He worked as head of sustainability at Budapest Airport, where he contributed to complex carbon and energy management initiatives within the aviation industry.

Mike Kelly, Renewable Energy Business Development Director, RSK

Mike focuses on the quality and delivery of technical work within the renewables sector. His recent projects take on such challenges as solar PV, on- and offshore wind and small hydro-technology developments across the UK and Europe.

Ian Wickett, Associate Director, RSK

Ian is an Associate Director at RSK and is responsible for transport planning. Ian consults on transport planning projects and specialises in conducting transport and environmental assessments in cities.

Cristiano Francese, Independent Expert

Cristiano works across multiple areas of the renewable energy industry. Throughout more than a decade in the sector, Cristiano has worked closely with corporations, governments and energy regulatory agencies to shape renewable energy policy.

Elaine Moran, Transportation Consultant, Pell Frischmann

Elaine is a Transport Planner with a focus on analysis. Elaine has strong expertise in delivering transport assessments and appraisals based on her deep knowledge of industry-standard junction analysis software.

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