London City Hall and Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA and Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, 5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY
The ‘Every Journey, Every Child’ conference takes a child health perspective to showcase, to an international policy audience, London’s approach to tackling air pollution and implementing healthy streets, and to demonstrate – with examples from the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia – how other major cities around the world are grappling with similar issues and following similar paths to re-imagining their urban space. The conference seeks to build on the commitment by governments in the Habitat III New Urban Agenda that a ‘safe and healthy journey to school for every child is a priority’, and the Sustainable Development Goal targets on road safety and air quality, to promote practical action around the world.
Day 1 will be held at London City Hall, with keynote and plenary discussion sessions, and will conclude with a reception at ‘London’s Living Room’. Day 2 will take a workshop format, focusing on practical action and coalition building for better air quality, road safety and healthy, liveable streets for every child. The conference is being organised with the support of the Greater London Authority.
With confirmed speakers including:
Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety
Kevin Watkins, CEO, Save the Children UK
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Chairman, FIA Foundation
Zoleka Mandela, Ambassador, Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility
Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities
Mike Penrose, Executive Director, UNICEF UK
Joe Irvin, CEO, Living Streets
Drew Kodjak, Executive Director, ICCT
More major speakers to be announced…
About the Global Initiative:
The Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility is a partnership, hosted by the FIA Foundation, advocating for the rights of children and promoting programmatic interventions (particularly in low and middle income countries) to prevent child road traffic injury and to reduce air pollution. We use a focus on the school journey to illuminate and encourage wider policy actions to redesign streets, reduce urban speeds, reduce immediate exposure to dangerous air pollution, and deliver long term solutions for air quality, such as improving engine and fuel performance, reducing car use and encouraging a shift to electric vehicles, mass transit and active mobility.