24th November 2020

Last chance to register for LCRIG webinar

There’s just hours left to register for LCRIG’s second webinar, ‘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 the event which is taking place today (Thursday 3 December) at 11am.    

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.    

Whether, urban, suburban or rural, councils are now focused on climate and clean energy policy.    

The webinar will examine a number of topics including:  

  • Production techniques and materials   
  • Alternative delivery mechanisms   
  • The decarbonisation of transport   
  • The climate change challenge   
  • Greener construction and maintenance techniques 
  • The societal value of achieving sustainability in the sector  

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 event is being chaired by LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey and attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to the panellists. 

Please register for the event here