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LowCVP Annual Conference 2020 - Resources

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The 2020 LowCVP Annual Conference was held online on July 15 2020. It used the latest in digital conferencing technology to maximise the opportunities for interactivity, information sharing and networking.

Over 700 people attended the event. Based on a feedback survey, over 120,000 travel miles were saved as a result of holding the event online rather than as a physical event in London. (More details here.)

The event provided a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government's 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan, due to be published this year. It focused on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The LowCVP Annual Conference has been a leading event in the environmental transport calendar for over 15 years, regularly attracting government ministers, key civil servants and senior representatives of industry, academia, governmental organisations, NGOs and others.

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RESET 2020: Driving the Green Recovery

How can we seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport?

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Conference Themes:

  • What does 2020 pandemic lockdown mean for the ‘green’ transport agenda; what positive learnings can we take from it?
  • What are the implications for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan and UK progress on the 'Road to Zero'?
  • How can the UK set the standard for road transport decarbonisation as we approach CoP26 in Glasgow 2021

Speakers included:  



Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


Secretary of State for Transport 
James Murray Editor-in-Chief, Business Green (Host)
Sir John Armitt, CBE Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
Caroline Russell AM Local Transport Spokesperson, Green Party
Dimitri Zenghelis Senior Associate,  Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Mel Lane Chief Executive, Shell New Motion
Carlos Rodrigues Managing Director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland
Kevin Chowings Managing Director, NatWest Future Mobility Group
Andy Eastlake Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership - Presentation (members-only access)
Prof. Jillian Anable Chair in Transport & Energy, Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Chris Ashley Head of Policy - Environment & Regulation, Road Haulage Association
John Comer Product Manager, Volvo Truck
Ian Wainwright Director, Future City Logistics
Olly Craughan CSR General Manager, DPD UK
Rob Whitehead Director of Strategic Projects, Centre for London - Presentation (members-only access)
Jo Howes Principal Consultant, E4Tech - Presentation (members-only access)
Freya Burton Chief Sustainability and People Officer, Lanzatech - Presentation (members-only access)
Justin Laney General Manager - Fleet, John Lewis Partnership - Presentation (members-only access)
Jonathan Bray Director, Urban Transport Group
James McKemey Head of Insights, Pod Point
Richard Kemp-Harper Strategy Director, Arcola Energy - Presentation (members-only access)
Dickon Posnett Director of Corporate Affairs, Argent Energy - Presentation (members-only access)
David Skipp Director, Partnerships & Innovation, Ford


Dr Bob Moran Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport
Philip Sellwood Chair, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

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LowCVP Annual Conference Videos

Session One: ‘Resetting the Vision’

(Dimitri Zenghelis, University of Cambridge; Sir John Armitt CBE, National Infrastructure Commission; Caroline Russell AM, Green Party)

Session Two: ‘Resetting the Industry’

(Mel Lane, Shell New Motion; Carlos Rodrigues, Renault Trucks; Kevin Chowings, NatWest)

Keynote Address and Q&A; LowCVP Response

(Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport and Dr Bob Moran, Head of Environment Strategy, Dept for Transport; Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP)

Breakout Session One: Moving People

(Led by Dan Hayes and Jonathan Murray, LowCVP)

Breakout Session Two: Moving Freight

(Led by Brian Robinson and James McGeachie, LowCVP)

Breakout Session Three: Fuelling Movement

(led by Gloria Esposito and Andrew Fraser, LowCVP)

Conference Summary

(Philip Sellwood, LowCVP Chair)

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Keynote Speaker

Rt Hon. Grant Shapps, MP - Secretary of State for Transport

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Conference Host

James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, Business Green


Featured Speakers

Carroline Russell - London Assembly Member, Green Party Transport Spokesperson

Dimitri Zenghelis, Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Mel Lane, Chief Executive, Shell Newmotion

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