The low carbon contribution: Driving growth; delivering jobs

Jessica Shankleman
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This year's LowCVP conference examines how green policies have helped spur investment in the automotive sector

The LowCVP Conference 2014 will take place on Tuesday 15 July at BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1, sponsored by EDF Energy.

This year the LowCVP Conference looks at The Low Carbon Contribution: Driving Growth; Delivering Jobs. The Conference will launch new research by E4tech/CAIR, recently commissioned by the LowCVP, which examines how a low carbon policy focus has affected automotive investment and jobs as well as environmental progress.

As always, the LowCVP Conference attracts a range of high-profile and influential speakers, and we are delighted that Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport, will deliver the keynote address.

There will be sessions on how the national low carbon policy agenda can be delivered at local level, and on the politics and prospects for lower carbon fuels.
Please also join us at the post-conference drinks reception to network with other delegates, VIPs and MPs.

For more information or to book directly, please visit the LowCVP website.

Other speakers include:

  • James Murray, editor, BusinessGreen (chair)
  • Adam Chase, director, E4Tech
  • Andy Eastlake, managing director, LowCVP
  • Dr Chris Malins, fuels lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
  • Darran Messem, international director, Carbon Trust and chair of LowCVP
  • Diana Raine, European business manager, Hydrogen Energy Systems
  • Professor Greg Marsden, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Jerry Hardcastle OBE, general manager - Innovation and Performance Projects, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited
  • Professor Jim Skea CBE, Professor of Sustainable Energy, Imperial College London and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Joe Greenwell CBE, chief executive, Automotive Investment Organisation
  • Michael Hurwitz, director, Energy, Technology & International, Department for Transport
  • Mike Southcombe, environmental protection manager, City of York Council
  • Nicola Smith, head of economic and social affairs, Trades Union Congress
  • Professor Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Cardiff Business School
  • Dr Rupert Lewis, head of automotive policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Rob Wakely, head of low carbon fuels, Department for Transport
  • Will Straw, associate director for climate change, energy and transport (and prospective Parliamentary candidate)

For more information about the exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available, please contact the LowCVP Secretariat on [email protected].

The LowCVP is a multi-stakeholder partnership of around 200 organisations including government, the motor and energy industries, environment groups, academics and road user bodies. The Partnership uses public funds to leverage industry contributions and actions to accelerate the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels. The LowCVP Conference is a leading fixture on the UK's environmental transport calendar, attracting senior politicians, industry leaders and other key stakeholders as speakers.

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