Public Transport and the Climate Emergency

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Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 5DH

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Public discussion with Norman Baker (former Transport Minister), Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne mayor) and Cathy Massarella (Nexus).

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The UK government has set a target of reaching 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050 and many local authorities have declared 'climate emergencies' to reduce their own emissions to avoid dangerous climate change. But what is the role of transport in tackling this important issue? What needs to be done to reduce transport's contribution of 30% of UK CO2 emisisons? How can we do this whilst ensuring fair and equitable access to jobs, services, and our region's attractions?

This event, organised by Tyne and Wear Public Transport Users Group, will feature a talk by Norman Baker, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, on 'How transport needs to be changed to meet net zero targets' and by North of Tyne mayor Jamie Driscoll on 'Why I am supporting bus franchising for the North East'. This will be followed by a panel discussion including Cathy Massarella from Nexus, exploring the role of public transport and sustainable travel in achieving the urgent emissions reductions we need to see.

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Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 5DH

United Kingdom

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