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LowCVP Annual Conference 2013 – Beyond the Tailpipe



The first speakers for the LowCVP’s 2013 annual conference – to be held on Thursday 11 July in Central London – have been announced and include leading representatives of the European Commission, Department for Transport and the Commitee on Climate Change.

Held in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) the event will focus around the theme ‘Beyond the Tailpipe’ which was introduced at the LowCVP’s Tenth Anniversary event held in January.

Speakers already confirmed for the event include David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change; Michael Hurwitz, Director Greener Transport and International; DfT and Ian Hodgson of DG-CLIMA, the EC’s Climate Action Directorate.

With growing numbers of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles expected to be on the road in the future, and with a range of other potential alternative fuels available, greenhouse gas emissions arising from road transport will occur ‘beyond the tailpipe’ at different stages in the energy and product life cycles. Policymakers will need to get to grips with the implications of these changes in the context of plans and targets to mitigate climate change.

The LowCVP’s 2013 annual conference aims to explore this policy landscape and set out some stepping stones on the road to this goal. The event will focus on the technical implications of the move to a more holistic view of emissions analysis and also look at what will need to be done to engage consumers in the process.

Speakers already confirmed for the 2013 annual conference include:

Dr David Kennedy , Committee on Climate Change

Ian Hodgson, DG-CLIMA , European Commission

Michael Hurwitz , Department for Transport

Professor Neville Jackson , Ricardo-AEA (Chair, LowCVP)

Philippa Oldham , Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Andy Eastlake , Managing Director, LowCVP

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP , Minister of State, with portfolios in DECC and BIS, and Norman Baker MP , transport minister, DfT, have been invited to speak at the event. Further speakers and event timings will be issued shortly.

There are sponsorship opportunities
and some exhibition spaces
available for the event. Please contact the LowCVP Secretariat (as below) for further details.

Booking details for the event will be available shortly through the LowCVP website and newsletter but you can register your interest by sending an email to: is a media partner for the 2013 LowCVP annual conference.

Date: 11 July 2013
Time: 10-6pm
Location: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster
Price: tbc