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The Carbon Conversation, February 2010: Carbon Voyage


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On 2nd February 2010, a group of individuals united by a mutual interest in the environment met to talk about corporate carbon. The event was organised by Cisco and hosted at The Duke of Cambridge – an organic pub accredited by the Soil Association and powered by solar and wind energy – and featured a series of 5 minute (Ignite-style) presentations.

This presentation was given by James Swanston of Carbon Voyage.

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The Carbon Conversation, February 2010: Carbon Voyage

  1. 1. Carbon Conversation: Business Travel and the Environment James Swanston Carbon Voyage
  2. 2. ≈ ≈ Overview The Problem – The impact of transport on the environment Why this shouldn't be a problem Creating a solution – Measuring and Managing Creating a solution – Pieces of the puzzle Longer term opportunities
  3. 3. 2 Degrees An Urgent Concern Corporate Barriers The Problem
  4. 4. Some of the inefficiencies Needless doubling up of vehicles Congestion Financial control/ management Disconnect between demand and supply Carbon Emissions Pollutants Stove-piped transport modes Under-utilised transport assets Vehicle running costs The Problem
  5. 5. Is there buy-in at all levels to make real changes? Corporate Barriers The Problem
  6. 6. Going green with business transport has clear financial incentives Corporate Barriers The Problem … which shouldn't be a problem
  7. 7. Video Conferencing instead of travel Increased efficiency in shipping Staff travel plan and patient transport scheme Corporate Examples Some empirical stuff
  8. 8. Can I share a vehicle? Can I take a train instead of a taxi? What is my driving style? What about a video conference? Easy Things to Do At a more basic level
  9. 9. Baseline What do you need to cover? Easy Things to Do Measuring and Managing
  10. 10. <ul><li>Management Implications </li></ul><ul><li>System Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul>Easy Things to Do Measuring and Managing
  11. 11. <ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>Optional </li></ul>Easy Things to Do Measuring and Managing
  12. 12. Walking Bikes Easy Things to Do Non Technical Options
  13. 13. Easy Things to Do Public Transport
  14. 14. What else could that vehicle be doing? How does that package or those goods really need to be sent? Easy Things to Do Shared/ Optimised Transport
  15. 15. Home Working Video Conferencing Easy Things to Do No Transport
  16. 16. Green washing or worthwhile? Easy Things to Do Offsetting
  17. 17. Low emission vehicles Telematic devices Driving styles Easy Things to Do Fleet Management
  18. 18. Alignment of Values Easy Things to Do Suppliers
  19. 19. Government incentives and regulation Vehicle efficiencies Easy Things to Do Longer term opportunities
  20. 20. ≈ ≈ Summary Individual and collective responsibilities Going green – a good return on investment