UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 154

UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 154

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! As the EU resumes work following the summer recess, there is much work going on to allocate the many files from the Fit for 55 package published on July 14th, this means that we will soon know which political group and which MEP will be responsible for which file (more on that below). The next big milestone for climate and transport policy, however, will be COP26 in early November in Glasgow. UKTiE has been engaging…

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UKTiE Event: Transport and the Route to COP26

  RSVP: https://transportandtheroutetocop.rsvpify.com/ As the UK, with partner Italy, prepares to host the UN’s climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow, UK Transport in Europe in partnership with the UK Mission to the EU is delighted to invite you to an exclusive briefing and roundtable to discover and discuss Transport and the Route to COP26, at Smith Square, London and live via interactive video link. Expert speakers include: • Jennifer Raynor, Head of Transport at COP26, Department for Transport UK •…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 153

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp!  Last month we witnessed the publication in both Brussels and London of policy and legislative proposals will shape transport for the years and decades to come.  In Brussels, the European Commission adopted legislative proposals that will help the EU reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, the Fit for 55 Package. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 152

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! Late last year UKTiE held an important stakeholder event to agree UK transport priorities for 2021 and beyond, across the modes, adjusting to the new post Brexit era. Determined, whatever the challenges, to make a success of our new UK-EU relationship for transport. First, we’re determined to become a good partner with our EU friends and neighbours, learning from other 3rd countries, and we’ve already make good progress on that workstream. Second, we want to…

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UKTiE hosted a successful workshop on Horizon Europe Opportunities for Transport Innovators

UKTiE hosted a successful workshop on Horizon Europe Opportunities for Transport Innovators on Friday 2 July. It was attended by almost 50 participants from the UK, Europe and beyond, representing Governments, Devolved Administrations, European associations and networks, Cities and Regions, Universities, research organisations, regulators, companies, researchers, and citizens. The keynote speakers were Louise Mothersole, Horizon Europe UK National Contact Point Mobility (InnovateUK) and Professor Clive Roberts FIRSE FIET, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research, University of Birmingham, and Education…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 151

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! UKTiE have been pushing for transport, across the modes, and the need to decarbonise the transport sector, to be explicitly included on the agenda for the G7 and COP26, and we are therefore delighted that our efforts were welcomed by the Secretary of State The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP,  and that our objectives were reflected in the final G7 communique. Transport’s contribution to society, the economy, and its potential to contribute to decarbonisation, is often…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 150

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! On the Road to COP26, in just 153 days time, we have some important milestones to guide us to the eventual destination. But they are all currently pointing in the same direction. We are likely to see an unprecedented drive for a more internationally co-ordinated approach to zero emission vehicles, the promotion of active transport modes, and a deal to not just commit but deliver the complete decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050, in…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 149

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! A new date for your transport diary is Wednesday 14 July. As we report below, the EU’s Fit for 55 package of concrete climate measures to deliver the Green Deal is delayed until July 14th, but this should not be interpreted as any diminution of the commitment of the EU institutions to radically change the way in which we move people and goods. Raising the 2030 climate target from 40% to at least 55% requires a…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 148

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! The global pandemic is the immediate challenge facing the transport sector, but the big long-term challenge which must also be tackled with increasing urgency, remains climate change. The UK will be the host of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow between 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP26…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 147

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! The big transport news here in Brussels in the past week was the unveiling by the EU of their vaccine ‘passport’ plan. A Digital Green Certificate that will be proof that a person has either: •    Been vaccinated against Covid-19 •    Received a negative test result (NAAT/RT-PCR test or a rapid antigen test) •    Recovered from Covid-19 It will facilitate the resumption of safe free movement inside the EU, and the EU is also working…

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