The Mayor has a target to cut carbon emissions in the capital by 60 per cent by 2025 helping to create 'green-collar' jobs in a thriving low carbon economy. There are a range of flagship initiatives underway to achieve this including: turning London into the electric car capital of Europe with 25,000 charging points by 2015; adding 1,000 electric vehicles to the Greater London Authority group fleet, a hybrid bus fleet and trialling low carbon technology in London's taxi fleet.
Cycling in the capital is on the up, but the Mayor wants to go further to really make a difference to how Londoners get about their city. The Mayor is working with TfL to deliver a 400 per cent increase in cycling by 2026, compared to 2001 levels, while making two wheeled transport safer, more attractive, and more convenient. The Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is a key part of the cycling revolution.
The Cleantech Investor Future Transport Challenge will involve two pitching sessions, in the morning and the afternoon.
The panel of investors will select the 2012 Cleantech Investor Future Transport Challenge Winner who will receive an award at the end of the conference. More info at www.cleantechinvestor.com