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Low CVP conference tackles green transport agenda

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The 2020 Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (Low CVP) Annual Conference will focus on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, which will be held virtually on July 15, is entitled ‘Reset 2020: Driving the Green Recovery’ and is free to delegates. Fleet News is delighted to be one of the media partners.

With delegates from the fleet sector, government ministers, civil servants and senior representatives of the automotive industry, academia, governmental organisations and NGOs, the conference will provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government's 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan, due to be published this year.

It will use the latest in digital conferencing technology to maximise the opportunities for interactivity, information sharing and networking.

Among the key discussion themes will be a focus on what the coronavirus pandemic lockdown means for the green transport agenda and how changes to travel and transport planning might affect the Transport Decarbonisation Plan and UK progress on the 'Road to Zero'.

With COP26 in Glasgow now postponed until 2021, the conference will also consider how the UK can set the standard for road transport decarbonisation.

Confirmed speakers include: Sir John Armitt, CBE, chair, National Infrastructure Commission; Caroline Russell AM, local transport spokesperson, Green Party; Dimitri Zenghelis, senior associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Melanie Lane, chief executive, Shell New Motion; Graham Vidler, chief Executive, eonfederation of Passenger Transport; Chris Ashley, head of policy - environment & regulation, Road Haulage Association; John Comer, product manager, Volvo Truck; and Ian Wainwright, director, Future City Logistics.

In addition, the conference will feature several ‘policy pitches’, including Doug Parr, chief scientist, Greenpeace; Greg Archer, UK director, Transport & Environment (T&E); Peter Mock, managing director, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT); and Claire Haigh, chief executive, Greener Journeys.

Register for your place at the annual conference.

When signing up to the conference, be sure to complete the pre-conference stakeholder survey. The survey has 10 questions and takes only a few minutes to complete- the results will be shared at the conference.

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