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Moving People, Changing Expectations - conference on Climate change

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  • Eric Britton (free.fr)
    On Behalf Of John Smart Subject: [UTSG] IHT/TRL/WRA conferecne on Climate change Dear Colleagues, Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under Secretary for DfT has
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      On Behalf Of John Smart
      Subject: [UTSG] IHT/TRL/WRA conferecne on Climate change

      Dear Colleagues,


      Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under Secretary for DfT has confirmed he
      will open the conference and will outline the government's response to
      the challenge posed for the future of transport from the effects of
      climate change.

      Special student arrangements are available please contact me
      (john.smart@...)


      Moving People, Changing Expectations

      2 October 2008

      Royal Over-Seas League

      Over-Seas House

      Park Place, St James's Street

      London SW1A 1LR



      Conference Objectives

      The conference will inform transport professionals of the current
      position within climate change and how it is currently affecting
      Highways and Transportation, and how these effects will change in time.
      It will report on the latest thinking on how to deal with these impacts
      and assess how key actors in the UK and overseas are responding. The
      conference will also consider the rising pressure to reduce carbon
      emissions from both operations and construction/maintenance and decipher
      the tools available to enable practitioners to calculate them. The
      conference will showcase a report on the findings of the IHT's own study
      into Sustainable Transport..



      Key topics will include:

      * The current state of science

      * Is climate change a risk issue?

      * The robustness of the road asset

      * Impacts on network users

      * Bali and beyond - setting the international scene

      * Where now for sustainable transport?

      * Challenges for road transport

      * Carbon calculators

      * Practical solutions for emissions



      Further information

      All enquiries, bookings and payments to:

      Events Co-ordinator, Institution of Highways & Transportation, 6
      Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DZ

      t: +44 (0)845 337 2222 f: +44 (0)845 337 2223 e: conferences@...
      www.iht.org



      Regards

      John
      John Smart BSc C. Eng FIHT MICE
      Deputy Chief Executive
      Director of Technical Affairs
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