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Achieving sustainability in the roads sector

About this event

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is hosting the second in a series of webinars designed to facilitate fresh thinking in the industry, with a focus on achieving sustainability in the roads sector.

Speakers from the Department for Transport (DfT), Crown Commercial Service (CCS), Shropshire Council and Hanson will shine a light on this important subject area at an event taking place on 3 December.

Accelerating the transition to clean energy and sustainable roads is going to be challenging and gaining an understanding of where the challenges lie will be key.

The roads sector is under increasing pressure to adapt to improving environmental standards and expectations of government and society; including bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

There are several steps that need to be taken in order to achieve this goal, but of critical importance is understanding the vital role that local authorities play and in particular their highway departments.

This LCRIG led webinar will examine a number of topics including:

• Production techniques and materials
• Alternative delivery mechanisms
• The decarbonisation of transport
• The climate change challenge

The panel is made up of the following participants:

• Matthew Eglington, Highways Maintenance and Innovation Policy Manager, Local Infrastructure, Department for Transport
• Steve Smith, Assistant Director of Infrastructure at Shropshire Council
• Andrea Fitzgerald, Regional Head Business Management London & South East, Crown Commercial Service
• Adrian Hadley, Head of Technical Aggregates and Asphalt, Hanson.

The roads sector produces a high level of greenhouse gas, directly, through fossil energy used in construction, transportation, paving works, and indirectly through the emissions coming from vehicles.

An increase in the number of vehicles on the roads – and subsequently an increase in traffic – generates a substantial rise in pollution and noise disturbances. Added to this is the challenge of climate change and the impact that changing weather is having on local roads.

But there is mitigation in place to combat some of these challenges.

The discussion – which is taking place on 3 December at 11am – will challenge the government, local authorities, supply chain and other key players to step up and make the transition to clean energy and sustainable roads a reality.

Register today