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Connected Kerb calls for focus on health not wealth at COP26


Connected Kerb will attend the 12th Sustainable Innovation Forum which will run alongside COP26 from 8-10 November.

 

Connected Kerb, one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, will arrive at the international climate event COP26 with a call to transport leaders that any acceleration of the switch to EV caters for everyone in society and harnesses the huge health benefits of greener transport. 

 

This year’s event has seen political heavyweights from all over the world gather in Glasgow to make decisions about the fight against climate change, with the switch to electric a key topic of the net zero discussion. 

 

 

Connected Kerb will attend the 12th Sustainable Innovation Forum which will run alongside COP26 from 8-10 November.

 

It is aiming to forge partnerships that will facilitate the electric transition ahead of the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales in 2030. The company will seek conversations with fellow attendees particularly residential developers, councils, fleets and real estate businesses considering going electric. 

 

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said:

 

“COP26 is the most important climate meeting for several years. Society has reached the point of no return in terms of the effort to reach net zero, particularly in the transition to zero emission vehicles. The time for pledges is over and the time for action is now. We stand ready to support the UK government in rolling out EV charging points at scale and using our future-proofed technology to drive forward the smart cities agenda. 

 

“We need every road user to fight the climate change battle together in every corner of the globe. At Connected Kerb, we are focused on deploying EV infrastructure that makes charging sustainable, affordable and accessible to all regardless of social status, geography or location. We need to make sure that everyone, not the wealthy few, can enjoy the benefits of EV from better health to saving money.” 

 

ENDS

 

About Connected Kerb


Connected Kerb are one of the UK’s leading charging point providers, delivering future-proof, cost-effective and sustainable EV charging solutions for the public sector, developers, fleets, workplaces, car parks and other organisations to help accelerate the transition to EVs for all. Its unique solution combines power and data at the kerb to deliver user-friendly and reliable charging and provide the foundation for connected cities and communities. See the Connected Kerb website for more details - https://www.connectedkerb.com/   

About COP 

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. 

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. 

This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow. 

In the run up to COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change. World leaders will arrive in Scotland, alongside tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks. 

Not only is it a huge task but it is also not just yet another international summit. Most experts believe COP26 has a unique urgency.