Sustrans Scotland will join the Sustainable Transport Alliance at the forthcoming United Nations global climate summit (known as COP26) to present an event on how communities are taking action now to enable greener and healthier travel.
Making it easier for people to walk and cycle, and to be able to use the car less will bring positive changes to our health and the environment.
The forthcoming United Nations global climate summit (known as COP26) will be held in Glasgow from October 31st.
It will give us all the opportunity to reflect on what action we need to be taking now to tackle the climate emergency.
At Sustrans, our vision is a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
Making it easier for people to walk and cycle, and to be able to use the car less, is a critical part in bringing neighbourhoods back to life.
And will bring positive changes to our health, and that of the environment.
Community-led action towards sustainable travel
Sustrans Scotland will join the Sustainable Transport Alliance at COP 26 on Wednesday, 10 November, to present an event on how communities are taking action now to enable greener and healthier travel.
The ‘People Make Transport: Communities Enabling Greener Travel’ event will be held live at COP26 in Glasgow and streamed online.
The Sustainable Transport Alliance members include Sustrans, Living Streets, Campaign for Better Transport, Community Rail Alliance, CoMO UK, and the Bus Users group.
The event is supported by Transport Scotland and Go-Ahead Group, a leading provider of passenger transport.
Join us at COP 26
The event will be chaired by Sustrans Chief Executive, Xavier Brice, with panellists including:
- Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights
- Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convenor for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council
- Professor Greg Marsden
- as well as community leaders and Sustainable Transport Alliance members.
The event was also streamed online. Watch the event back here.
How walking, wheeling and cycling can help Scotland meet its climate targets
The time for action on climate change is now, but emissions from transport – especially cars – remain stubbornly high.
Active travel can change that.