Connect with Climate Change: Sharing ideas, inspiring actions - ‘Carbon free commuting and connection: travel in our new normal'

Connect with Climate Change: Sharing ideas, inspiring actions - ‘Carbon free commuting and connection: travel in our new normal'

COP 26
Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:15
Venue: Online
Category: COP 26 Online
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-with-climate-change-tickets-165250429483

Scottish Power, together with the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, are hosting Connect with Climate Change Events, a virtual exchange series which is taking place throughout 2021 in the run up to COP26.  

The Connect with Climate Change series aims to offer a platform to engage with academics, students, public and businesses sharing ideas and views on a range of climate change topics. In advance of COP26 coming to Glasgow, these events will focus on “real time” discussions around the different climate issues.

We want to provide a forum where, through open dialogue, convention can be questioned and act as a catalyst for positive sustainable change.

‘Carbon free commuting and connection: travel in our new normal'  

Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK; the first COVID lockdown in 2020 has demonstrated that drastic decrease in transport has a direct and rapid impact on both greenhouse gases emissions and air pollution. Commuting accounts for 25% of transport related emissions; revolutionising commuting is thus pivotal in meeting carbon and pollution targets. This revolution should include moving away from single-occupancy car travel and wider adoption of walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing but also increase in flexible and “from home” working.

Join us to explore what post-COVID commuting might look like, its impact on the climate agenda and the co-benefits it could offer in terms of health and well-being, work-life balance, gender equality and economic opportunities.

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