Fleets will get an overview of the latest plans with Clean Air Zones (CAZ) across the UK with a presentation and discussion session by UK100 at Fleet Live this year.
Fleet Live is the leading event for the fleet management community and gives decision-makers the chance to face future challenges and opportunities together with two days of learning, sharing and networking on October 8-9 at the NEC in Birmingham.
Jason Torrance, clean air cities director at UK100, will present an update to fleet operators about a Fleet News and UK100 initiative with UK business and local authority policymakers that seeks to secure national and local support for the delivery of CAZs.
Torrance said it will be vital to gain consensus from all stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities, together with commitments to action from local authorities, business and transport operators.
UK100 is a network of highly ambitious local government leaders committed to clean air and 100% clean energy. It is the only network for UK local authorities urban, suburban and rural, focused solely on climate change, clean air and clean energy policy. UK100’s local leaders are committed to working together to tackle these challenges and are implementing innovative solutions to protect their residents.
Torrance’s seminar session at Fleet Live will provide an update on current clean air policy and delivery developments, as well as an overview of the scale of the challenge in improving air quality in the UK, how politics may impact on future clean air legislation and how the fleet industry may be impacted.
Torrance said: “I want to provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in tackling air pollution at a local level, while also highlighting the impact on fleets as Clean Air Zone plans nationally and locally are taken forward.
“CAZ plans are progressing and changing all the time and then there’s also the context of rapid political change with the potential for a General Election before the end of the year.
“Speaking at the show is part of how we’re looking to engage with the business and the UK fleet industry on air quality.”
UK100 will also be providing a workshop at Fleet Live to help connect businesses with local authorities to discuss ways they can increase collaboration to tackle air quality.
The Clean Air Zone presentation will be held on day two of the Fleet Live on October 9 at 2pm in the Strategy Theatre at Hall 20 of the NEC. For more information on the full agenda and to sign up for a complimentary pass to Fleet Live head to fleet-live.co.uk