With the recent 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) events, the need to achieve net zero is increasingly at the forefront of industrial and government strategies. To meet these ambitious targets, the transport sector will need to draw on skills and experience across a multitude of sectors. The panel will discuss the emerging challenges in securing our future energy supply, integrating advanced vehicle technologies into our public transport systems, how we can stimulate the necessary changes in public mobility behaviours, and how all of these issues need to be addressed as a single system-wide problem to really achieve our net-zero transport system ambitions.
Professor Juliana Early, Head of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Ruth Hunter, Professor, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences - Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Robert Best, Director of Engineering - Wrightbus
Professor John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics - Queen’s University Belfast