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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join academics, campaigners and politicians from the UK and Europe to discuss what ‘zero carbon’ means for transport – and how we get there. 

About the Event: 

The UK and EU are planning investments in transport infrastructure – airports, seaports, new roads and railways – which will lock in future carbon emissions and make their ‘net zero’ targets impossible to meet. 

How can we achieve zero carbon emissions from transport of freight and passengers? What needs to change to make net zero carbon transport a reality? Where should public money be invested? And what obstacles are blocking this? 

Please join us to explore these questions – and share ideas on how we can redirect policy to make it fit for a climate emergency economy .



This webinar is part of the project Climate Emergency Economy – organised by GEF with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, Green Foundation Ireland, and the Foundation for Environment and Agriculture. The project explores policies required in ‘hard-to-reach’ sectors for Europe to reach zero carbon. In 2021, activities are centred around three key pillars: agriculture, hydrogen, and transport infrastructure and trade.  



  • Natalie Bennett – Green Party peer and former leader of the Green Party of England and Wales 
  • Prof. Julian Allwood – Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge, and Head of the Use Less Group and UK FIRES 
  • Jonathan Essex, chartered engineer and environmentalist 
  • Andrew Murphy, Aviation Director, Transport & Environment 


19:00 – Welcome 

19:05 – Prof. Julian Allwood: The Big Picture (what needs to change in the transport of goods and people in order for us to meet real zero carbon in the UK and EU) 

19:30 – Jonathan Essex: key findings from upcoming GEF report on transport infrastructure investment 

19:40 – Andrew Murphy: the aviation perspective 

19:50 – Natalie Bennett: the political response 

20:00 – Moderated Q&A 

This programme is provisional and may be subject to change. There will be interactive audience polling throughout this event.  


This event will take place online on Monday, July 12th (19:00 – 20:30 CEST). 

Admission is free but please register in advance via this link. 


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green House Think Tank and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.  

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