Webinar - From Data to Decarbonisation

Recording of a live webinar that took place on Monday 4 March 2024 for Decarbonising Transport Week 2024

“Data is the new oil”, but our reliance on a carbon-based transport system must be quashed. Climate change already poses significant threats to the entire of the UK’s transport infrastructure: from our cyber and physical infrastructure, vehicles, and supply chains, to the health and livelihoods of communities. To achieve a climate-resilient and decarbonised road and rail system, we must harness the power of data to inform decision-making and planning, better understand risks and vulnerabilities, and guide us towards a net zero future. But how exactly do we do that? Our panel of speakers discuss.


  • (Session Chair) Prof Phil Blythe, Professor Intelligent Transport Systems, Newcastle University
  • Alistair Ford, Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Data Analytics and School X Climate Fellow, Newcastle University
  • Dan Clarke, Head of Innovation and Technology, Greater Cambridge Partnership
  • Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts and Director of the Centre for Climate and Environmental Resilience, Newcastle University
  • Keith Bowers, Engineering Director with COWI (UK), and Project Director for Tunnels on the Lower Thames Crossing
  • Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director, Transport North East

"What DARe can offer is some of the joining up to share experiences, the good and the bad, to help us all move forward as a sector."

Keith Bowers, COWI