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The decarbonisation dividend: the economic, environmental and social benefits of more bus and coach journeys

Join us as we launch a new report by WPI Economics, kindly sponsored by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), exploring the economic, environmental and social benefits of more bus and coach journeys. The research provides new evidence of the benefits of supporting motorists to travel by bus and how these apply to different regions of the UK.

In the UK, the transport sector emits more greenhouse gases than any other, with cars being the highest emitters. In order for our cities, towns, and rural areas to meet Net Zero targets, significant changes are required. Moving journeys from the car to buses and coaches could play a significant part in delivering decarbonisation across the UK.

How can this be achieved at the pace needed to meet emissions targets, and what scale of decarbonisation could be achieved? What are the economic, social and wider environmental benefits of more bus and coach journeys? What are the barriers to change and how do they differ in different parts of the UK?

Join us as we launch a new report by WPI Economics, kindly sponsored by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), which seeks to answer these questions. The research provides new evidence of the benefits of supporting motorists to travel by bus and how these apply to different regions of the UK.

Following a presentation of the report’s key findings, we will hear from a panel of experts, including Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport. There will then be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions to the panel.

Speakers:

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport

Graham Vidler, Chief Executive, The Confederation of Passenger Transport

Matthew Oakley, Director, WPI Economics

 Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy, Green Alliance

James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)

 

Registration:

Only registered attendees will be admitted. Please register your attendance by emailing events@smf.co.uk advising of any dietary or access requirements.

Location:

Please note that this is an in-person event, taking place in Westminster, London. Only registered attendees will be admitted

 

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Start Date:Wednesday 13 July 2022
End Date:Wednesday 13 July 2022
Time:11:30 - 12:30

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