The Age of Self Deception – A Reflection on 16 Years of Transport Politics

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Date: 15 December 2021
Venue: Online, MS Teams
Time: 17:00-18:30


Please note, after the recent government announcement we have re-considered how we will run this event, which will now take place ONLINE, via MS Teams.

At the end of this year Steve Melia will retire after 16 years of researching, teaching and writing about transport and sustainability.

Over that time he has advised government departments, local authorities, political parties and the UK Climate Assembly. He has also been arrested four times at protests over climate change. In this talk he will draw lessons from his involvement in controversial transport issues, starting with the Eco-towns programme in 2008 and finishing with COP26 in Glasgow. One of his surprising conclusions is that “we are all practising self-deception”. That is not necessarily a bad thing; it may even be necessary in some circumstances, but as practised by politicians over climate change it is threatening our survival.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Steve Melia
E-mail: Steve.melia@uwe.ac.uk

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