Monday 25 September 16:00 - 17:15

Skempton Building
Imperial College Road

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Shifting gear: How can we accelerate the transition to sustainable travel?

Science & Technology

Expert speakers gather to discuss the climate and health impacts of transport and what steps organisations can take to limit them

Shifting gear: How can we accelerate the transition to sustainable travel?

L๏ปฟocation: LT201, Skempton Building, Imperial College London

The transport sector is one of the largest emitters of planet-heating greenhouse gases, which contribute to rising land and ocean temperatures and promote conditions for increasing extreme weather events around the world. Air pollutants emitted by transport also contribute to smog and poor air quality, which have negative impacts on human health.

Private sector and government strategies, policies and legislation are pointing in the right direction, and public opinion backs action on climate, but progress so far is insufficient for tackling the health and environmental crises on our doorsteps.

What needs to happen to accelerate the switch to cleaner alternatives? And what role should businesses, local communities, and institutions such as universities play?

Join us to take a closer look at the climate and health impacts of travel, explore possible solutions, and discuss what organisations can do to enable the transition to sustainable travel options with an expert panel at this Imperial College London event.

Panel speakers include:

  • Harriet Wallace, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Imperial College London
  • Dr Audrey de Nazelle, Senior Lecturer in Air Pollution Managmenet, Imperial College London
  • Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst โ€“ Transport, The Climate Change Committee
  • O๏ปฟther speakers TBC

Please be advised that this event will be photographed for documentation and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the use of your image. If you do not wish to be visible in photos, please notify us in advance by sending an email to [email protected].

Disability Access:

The venue is accessible and wheelchair-friendly, ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the event. However, we are committed to providing any necessary accommodations to ensure your comfort and accessibility. If you require any special assistance or have specific accessibility needs, please contact us directly via email or indicate your requirements in the sign-up form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure an inclusive experience for all attendees.

For any enquiries or concerns regarding recording, photography, or disability access, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

Interested in Sustainable Travel and how this impacts Imperial College London?

Feed into the Collegeโ€™s upcoming Sustainable Travel Policy. We have developed a policy and are now engaging the College community for their thoughts. We are open to feedback in this scoping stage and open to amending the โ€˜howโ€™ aspect of the policy in order to ensure it works well in practice, with the intention to finalise the travel policy in the Autumn Term.

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