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National Traffic Reduction and Climate Conference – Birmingham (Transport Action Network)

Bringing people together to share ideas about active travel, public transport, fighting new roads + tackling climate change + air pollution

This will be our first ever national conference, designed to give transport, climate and countryside and nature campaigners an opportunity for getting together, especially after two years of restrictions. We aim to put the spotlight on road transport as the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK, and show why it’s a key battleground and why we need traffic reduction.

Our keynote speaker will be Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change for the Welsh Government, who will talk about their roads review and what they are investing in instead. There will be an opportunity to ask Lee questions.

We will also have two sets of workshops, covering a variety of topics, including: climate change, air pollution, nature / biodiversity, transport in new developments, public transport, how to campaign, Wales – getting the alternatives right. Plus an opportunity to suggest other options.

To round off the day, we will have a panel discussing traffic reduction and climate issues, chaired by Stephen Joseph OBE, with confirmed panellists: Norman Baker (former Transport Minister and Campaign for Better Transport advisor), Lisa Hopkinson (researcher and Associate of Transport for Quality of Life), Sian Berry (Chair, London Assembly Transport Committee and ex CBT roads campaigner), Ali Clabburn (Founder and chairman, Liftshare) and one other yet to be confirmed.

The event will provide the perfect opportunity for networking and meeting people you’ve only ever seen on a screen before! We hope it will cement friendships and empower the large number of people who have been campaigning in relative isolation for the past 2 years to persevere with seeking change.

If you would like to reclaim your entrance ticket and rail fare we do have a small amount to pay for bursaries. Information about this will be in your confirmation email.

Register your place via Eventbrite



Event Details

Location The Eastside Rooms
Birmingham, B7 4BL
Start Saturday 10 Sep 2022 10:00am
Finish Saturday 10 Sep 2022 5:30pm
Organised by Transport Action Network

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