"Climate Change is serious and we have to do something about it.
We have to change the way that we live.
We have to change the way that we travel!" Dr. Andy Palmer, CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, Switch Mobility
After two weeks of talks, COP26 came to a close on Friday 12th November. Delegates from 200 countries met in Glasgow to discuss the strategies necessary to drive us towards net zero, and new commitments were made. With road transport accounting for over 10% of global greenhouse emissions, rising faster than any other sector, Switch Mobility is incredibly proud to have been part of COP26 in numerous ways.
Here’s a roundup of the activities we were involved in:
The Official Green Zone
Switch was handpicked to exhibit officially as part of the UK Green Zone EV and Hydrogen showcase. We turned one of our all-electric Metrodeckers into the ‘Move Better Bus’ – an exhibition space communicating the importance of green mobility for the future.
Together For Net Zero
We teamed up with Abellio and ScotRail to electrify the streets of Glasgow during the summit. See what our drivers, passengers and James Ledgerwood, Head of Economic Development & Communities at ScotRail, had to say.
Switch Industry Experts
Our CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer and President, Sarwant Singh, were invited to join a number of events and panels at COP26. Click here to see Andy in action during his session with Bright Blue and Auto Trader UK, and here to see Sarwant talking eMaaS and CapEx models in his session with Climate Group.
Following COP26, it is even more clear that we must take action collaboratively to fulfil the targets set. More than 40 world leaders have agreed on a plan led by the UK to deliver clean and affordable technology everywhere by 2030. We are committed to continuing our work with cities across the world to deliver truly net zero carbon solutions, and to speed the switch to zero-emission transportation.