How the UK can build a low-carbon transport system post COVID-19

Written by Lori Campbell on 8th May 2020

Experts from sustainable transport firms are to reveal their plans for building a low-carbon transport system post-COVID-19 in an interactive webinar.

Ethical investment specialist Ethex will host the live discussion with panellists from Co Cars, Charge My Street, Electric Blue and climate action group Extinction Rebellion.

It comes as the UK government prepares to announce plans for a gentle easing of lockdown restrictions to help kickstart areas of the economy.

The measures currently in place, and message to “stay at home” to help curb the coronavirus pandemic have led to a dramatic reduction in vehicles on the road.

This has had the positive knock-on effect of less congestion, cleaner air and lower carbon emissions – all great news for the environment.

Register for your place on the webinar on May 18 at 1pm here

However, as plans are made to return to a level of ‘normality’, the danger is that MORE people will get back in their cars to stay socially distant rather than use public transport.

The webinar – on May 18 at 1pm – will discuss what action is needed to make low-carbon transport a reality post COVID-19.

A spokesperson for Ethex said: “It is more important than ever that we plan to scale sustainable transport infrastructures across the UK to benefit people, communities and the environment so we can #BuildBackBetter with lower emissions, less air pollution and lower congestion following our recovery from COVID 19.

“In this webinar, we will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss how the current crisis has changed the playing field for sustainable transport and what action is needed to make a low-carbon transport system a reality for the UK in the near future.

“We will chat about what commitments councils are making to support a sustainable transport infrastructure as well as what is needed to create more sustainable UK cities.”

The panellists represent innovative organisations that are already working to put this vital infrastructure in place. They will reveal their plans for change and how they are raising finance from communities to enable them to scale up their businesses at this vital time.

Another topic will be how these companies can ensure that low carbon transport is accessible to all, and why it’s crucial not to simply extract maximum value for company shareholders.



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