Councillor Development Session on Climate Change - Decarbonisation of Transport and Electric Vehicles

East Midlands Councils, the LGA and Midlands Energy Hub, working in partnership are offering a series of virtual interactive workshops for Councillors on Climate Change.  The fourth workshop in this 2021 series of events for Councillors on Climate Change will focus on Decarbonisation of Transport and Electric Vehicles.

The interactive virtual workshops will provide Councillors from across the East Midlands with the opportunity to hear from both Councillors and Officers on innovative approaches to climate change reduction plans and initiatives.

The workshops will include both keynote presentations and small group working, providing space for discussion, sharing and exploring ‘what does this mean for me and my community?’ and ‘what role can I play?’.

The programme for the event will include

Overview of Decarbonisation of Transport and East Midlands Landscape

Steven Scarott, Midlands Connect to:

  • Provide an overview of decarbonation of transport agenda and range of aspects this covers (e.g. ticketing, freight, alternative fuels, EV etc)
  • Explore what this looks like and means in an East Midlands context (Carbon Baseline Tool, the challenges, different rural and urban dynamics, range of projects underway)
  • Share how Midlands Connect and Councils in the region are working in partnership on this agenda

The role and impact of local authorities in decarbonisation of transport

Fiona Appleton, Energy Savings Trust to cover:

  • The role councils and councillors can play in decarbonising transport
  • The common challenges Local Authorities face and how these can be tackled
  • Good practice case studies from local authorities on transport decarbonisation initiatives
  • Support available through Energy Saving Trust Local Authority Support Programme and how to access

Spotlight: Electric Vehicles Infrastructure

Bharat Pathania, Midlands Connect to cover:

  • The role of Electric Vehicles in decarbonising public and private transport, and how dynamics may differ in urban and rural contexts
  • The role of local authorities and councillors can play in the provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure – the challenges and opportunities
  • The Midlands Electric Vehicle Strategy and Policy
  • The Midlands Electric Vehicle Baseline infrastructure and forecast
  • Next steps and how to access support

Breakout groups

During the virtual workshop there will be an opportunity for delegates to work in smaller groups, to ask question in a safe space and discuss and share learning around the challenges and policy solutions around EV from their own localities.


2 November 2021, 14:00 - 16:00

This is a fully subsidised event and is free.  To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming Dates for this event

Date: 02/11/2021 - 02/11/2021

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Deadline for booking tickets: Mon 01 Nov 2021

Venue: Virtual workshop using Zoom, ,