Next steps in transport: Decarbonising mobility and reducing air pollution

Next steps in transport: Decarbonising mobility and reducing air pollution

inclusive, safe, and accessible transport system helping deliver a healthier, fairer, and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses, and visitors. This webinar has three key pillars – transport strategy; preparing the economy for a low carbon future; and air quality. Half a dozen experts from government and industry will share their knowledge, experience, and key takeaways.

The opening ‘scene setter’ presentation will provide a look at Scotland’s National Transport Strategy and the role of carbon in relation to both technology and behaviour change.

Attention then turns to the UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the ‘Driving the Electric Revolution’ challenge; ‘Powering zero-emission mobility: How, What and When?’ and ‘Opportunities for Scotland in zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles’. And then ‘Air Quality’ and the steps being taken to move the dial on this essential subject will come under the webinar spotlight.

Speakers:
Scene setter:
● Jennifer McVey, Head of Transport Strategy, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government

Preparing the economy for a low carbon future
● Mark Urbanowski, Innovation Lead for the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, UKRI – The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge
● Benjamin Foulser, Director, KPMG LLP – Powering zero emission mobility: How, what and when?
● Richard Kemp-Harper, Arcola Energy – Opportunities for Scotland in zero emission heavy-duty vehicles

Air quality
● Vincent McInally, Air Quality and Environment Manager, Transport Scotland – Developing LEZs in Scotland: The journey so far.
● Andrew Malby, Senior Scientist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) – Emission reduction in Glasgow prior to LEZ introduction

Panel discussion and audience Q&A
● Heather Cowan, Head of Transport Strategy and European Funding, Transport Scotland

Speakers

Andrew Malby
Senior Scientist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Andrew Malby is a senior scientist for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency who partners with local authorities and environmental consultants and provides information and evidence relating to air quality. He specialises in data analysis and visualisation and on the effects of meteorology on air quality. Andrew holds a BSc in Geography and a PhD in Air Quality Informatics from Lancaster University.

Mark Urbanowski
Innovation Lead for the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, UKRI – The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge

Mark is an Innovation Lead for the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. He joined in early 2020 bringing automotive consultancy and OEM experience. Previously he worked on the Dyson BEV, leading the Performance and Driveability attribute team. Prior to this he was at Ricardo, working with automotive companies across the globe.

Driving the Electric Revolution’s is supporting the UK’s move towards electrification by investing in Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives (PEMD) technologies.

Mark’s focus is automotive, aerospace, off-highway and personal mobility – he is engaging with businesses working in electrification of these sectors to understand funding and collaboration needs.

Download Mark’s presentation here.

 Vincent McInally
Air Quality and Environment Manager, Transport Scotland – Developing LEZs in Scotland: The journey so far.

Joined Transport Scotland in 2019 – currently working on the Programme for Government commitment to introduce Low Emission Zones in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Before joining Transport Scotland I was the lead officer for Air Quality in Glasgow City Council.

Download Vincent’s presentation here.

 Benjamin Foulser
Director, KPMG LLP – Powering zero emission mobility: How, what and when?

Ben is a Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice and leads KPMG’s UK Future Mobility team, providing consultancy services to clients with respect to zero-emission mobility, integrated and intelligent transport including smart ticketing/fare payment systems, Mobility as a Service (‘MaaS’), Autonomous Vehicle technology, Demand Responsive Transport, de-carbonisation of transport, and Command & Control solutions (including network capacity management and rail & highways signalling and control). Ben advises clients across the business model life-cycle, from market analysis and development of business and digital strategies and operating models through to portfolio & delivery roadmap development, Business Case development, funding and financing, delivery model development, and sourcing.

Ben has published a number of pieces of thought leadership on the future of the mobility ecosystem, including: Breaking up Bottlenecks with Data & Analytics; When Information Flows so Does Transport; The Digital Traveller; and: Reimagining Mobility as a Service: the MaaS Requirements Index.

 Richard Kemp-Harper
Arcola Energy – Opportunities for Scotland in zero emission heavy-duty vehicles

Download Richard’s presentation here.

Jennifer McVey
Head of Transport Strategy

Download Jennifer’s presentation here.

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