As Glasgow prepares to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) between 31 October – 12 November 2021, KTN is working in partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) on the ‘Road to COP’, a knowledge base and events series which showcases the story of technology transfer from one sector (automotive) to another.

The aim of the Road to COP is to position the UK as an experienced partner, willing and keen to collaborate both in automotive technologies and other sectors, as well as building new relationships across nations and sectors and organisations which will enable the UK and others to achieve Net Zero carbon by 2050.

KTN is working in partnership with APC to deliver an event on the 14th October on the theme of Investing for a Net-Zero emissions automotive future. A recent report compiled by the APC identified 12 key opportunities worth £24 billion in the UK’s electrified supply chain. Between batteries, electric machines and power electronics, the total global addressable market is forecast to reach £97 billion in 2025. What investment and financial instruments need to be made available to aid the green recovery and transition to electrification – in the UK, Europe and the world? How can governments work with the private sector to ensure that strategic support is given at the right place and time to realise the COP26 agenda?

This topic and event will make the case for investment in a Net Zero automotive sector in the UK, and what additional benefits, learnings and opportunities lie in other connected industries.

Philippa Oldham, Stakeholder Engagement Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre said: “The Advanced Propulsion Centre is leading on developing zero tailpipe emission technologies in automotive, and is a critical part of the UK’s drive to remove fossil fuels from the supply chain. The Road to COP26 event series will showcase the UK’s capability. This webinar, in partnership with KTN, will explain why strategic, significant investment from industry and support from government can make opportunities a reality.” 

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