Future of Port of Liverpool in the face of climate crisis Q&A (Crosby)

The shipping industry is a huge contributor of climate-wrecking emissions. The expansion of the Port of Liverpool in 2016 and its plans for even further growth raise important questions about the sustainable movement of freight. Join us for a Q&A with CEO of Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, and a range of other speakers to explore the potential solutions.
This is a free event, but please register via the Action Network booking form so we have an idea of numbers. You will have the opportunity to submit a question as you book.

A successful Port of Liverpool is seen as important to the economy of Liverpool City Region and beyond. But the embedded carbon emissions in consumer goods imported via UK ports are often out of sight and out of mind. Air quality in the neighbourhoods surrounding the port is being undermined by emissions from visiting ships while fleets of HGVs on local roads are causing heavy congestion and jeopardising the health and wellbeing of the local community. Is the proposed access road through Rimrose Valley really the answer? Have other options been properly explored? And how do we square all this with the need to rapidly transition to a low carbon, circular economy and local and national commitments to reach net-zero in the face of the climate emergency?

Come and join the discussion!

Where? Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Crosby Coastal Park, Crosby Coastal Road, off Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR
When? Monday 17 February, 7.00 – 8.30pm

 

Event Details

Location Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
Start Monday 17 Feb 2020 7:00pm
Finish Monday 17 Feb 2020 8:30pm