We are able to offer CEE members a 10% discount on a short course titled “Managing disruptive transition; navigating the pathway to 100% electric vehicles” at Schumacher College on the Dartington Hall Estate. The course will be held for four days from February 12th – 15th. To access the code, please email C.Heywood@communityenergyengland.org and for more information see here.
The event is designed for NGOs, representatives of the automotive industry, policymakers tasked with formulating future transport policy, and anyone who wants to better understand the necessary transition to a zero-carbon economy as well as what role they can play in this transition within their own community or organisation.
About This Course
Transportation accounts for more GHG emissions than any other sector in most developing economies and more worryingly is the fastest growing in terms of emissions. European governments and city authorities have already set a 2040 sunset date for the sale of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles but current progress will not be enough; two decades of subsidization for diesel vehicles has led to cities with dangerously high levels of particulates and other pollutants and even with the lower CO2 emissions of diesel, a transport sector that is based on fossil fuels will still help drive emissions far beyond the 2 degrees threshold before 2040.
Left to a natural, market-led transition subject to the well-established advocacy of the auto manufacturers and fossil fuel industries, there is little prospect of the wholesale system change required to make EVs the standard form of transport occurring in the timeframe necessary to decarbonize our economy in line with the targets laid out in the Paris Agreement. However, by working within the business and investment community, assisting the inspiring leaders working to implement change, and utilizing networks of leaders in the fields of investment, academia, public policy and business we can enable the technological disruptors or entrepreneurial efforts that will usher in a new era of sustainability.
Combining professional facilitation with bespoke content from expert practitioners in related fields, group development over the four days will evolve to cover participatory mapping of the current system and identification of key stakeholders through to the introduction and application of resources to encourage systems-change and initiate practical steps for transformative innovation.
This class will include:
• Participatory systems-mapping exercises
• Expert practitioner-led learning sessions
• Introduction to the tools and techniques for systems change
Who is this course for:
• Sustainability experts
• Automotive engineers
• Climate change activists
• Local and national government representatives
• Investment professionals
• Anyone who wants to understand what role they can play in heralding in necessary decarbonisation of the transportation sector
What will participants gain from taking part in this course?
• Practical, and participatory experience in the application of the three horizons framework and other resources to create future scenarios based on current systems.
• The opportunity to share knowledge, network, and learn from the experiences of inspiring leaders in various sectors.
• Insight from both environmental activists and policymakers as well as those working in the technological and business sectors on how we can approach the necessary changes in the transportation sector.