POLIS Leadership Summit: The Transition to Zero-Emission

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 10 May 2022
Sunday 08 May 2022 at 09:00
Wednesday 08 June 2022 at 17:00
Glasgow, United Kingdom

To achieve our ambitious climate targets, transforming urban mobility will be critical. Cities and regions have a key role to play – we need brave leadership and decisive action, at both the local and global level.

POLIS and the City of Glasgow (POLIS member and host of COP26) will hold a Leadership Summit on 8 June 2022, 09:00-17:00 at Glasgow City Chambers to discuss the way ahead and set a clear message for COP27 later this year. And, on 7 June, 14:00-16:30, POLIS will host a Workshop “Research in Action” with a reception afterwards 18:00-19:30 hosted by Glasgow City Chambers.

This high-level dialogue will convene political leaders and leading practitioners from European and British local and regional authorities, top experts from research and industry, high-level representatives from national governments, and key stakeholders involved in global climate processes.

The event will take stock of where our cities and regions – both in the European Union and the United Kingdom – stand, and how they have been crafting ambitious climate plans including clear targets in terms of decarbonising the transport sector.

Small, medium, and large cities, provinces, and regions are the first responders to health and social crises, and the early adopters of transport innovations. They must manage complexity and develop multimodal and integrated solutions, every day. They are at the front line – and need the active cooperation and support from all levels of government.

This Summit will enable intense knowledge exchange, foster peer to peer cooperation, and feed the development of a message to the COP on the next steps to be taken at the global level towards a successful decarbonisation of transport in our cities and regions.

For the full agenda, see the website. And, to register, click here.