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Fri 17 February 2017, 10:00 – 14:30 GMT
The government is introducing a Clean Air Zone to reduce pollution in city centres. Some vehicles will no longer be permitted to enter and be subject to fines. This will affect business and travel in the West Midlands. Emissions in Birmingham from traffic are critical with 1500 people dying from air pollution each year. How are we going to tackle these challenges?
Our Mobility 2025 workshop, one of a series to be held across the UK, aims to explore mobility challenges and needs and the requirements for transport in the sustainable cities of the future.
Efficient and affordable transport systems are important to the whole community and particularly to business, and vital to the West Midlands as it extends its position as the centre of the UK automotive sector to become a multi-modal transport hub.
Mobility 2025 will provide an opportunity to hear from experts about current policy and future planning at international, national and local level and a platform to debate and identify solutions to some major transport challenges :
Creating Affordable Integrated Transport Systems
The Future of the Car in City Life
Improving Air Quality and Controlling Emissions
Keynote Speaker Stephen Joseph , OBE, Campaign for Better Transport - click here
Speaker Line-Up includes
Chris Perry – Head of Transport Innovation at Transport for West Midlands
Mike Lyons, Programme Director for Area North, HS2 Ltd
Prof Paul Jennings - University of Warwick
Roland Hunziker – Director Sustainable Buildings & Cities, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
We will also be joined by the West Midlands Mayoral candidates who will share their vision for the future of sustainable transport services and the transport sectors in the new West Midlands Combined Authority.
The event will be held in the Banqueting Suite of Birmingham’s Council House.
It will be followed by a buffet lunch and the presentation of the MEBC Business Awards, which showcase the success of Midlands businesses and organisations implementing sustainable development and operating in the Low Carbon sector. Sustainability West Midlands will also be joining us to present the SWM Green Leader Awards to celebrate the achievements of some of the West Midlands’ leading policy makers, green entrepreneurs and environmental ambassadors from the public, private and third sector.