Renee Van Baar

Principal Transport Planner, Midlands Connect

Renee van Baar is a principal Transport Planner at Midlands Connect – the subnational transport body for the Midlands. Her key focus is on the Carbon Assessment Playbook and the Midlands Carbon Baseline Tool, and supporting our partners on decarbonisation and rural mobility. She project managed the development of the first STB carbon baseline tool and the evidence collation stage of the Carbon Assessment Playbook. As a transport planner with 10 years’ experience and a rural resident herself, she has a keen interest in reducing carbon emissions from transport while maximising the role of good transport in creating opportunities for all.

My Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Evidence-Based Decarbonisation Interventions for Local Authorities

14:45 - 15:15 Decarbonisation
  • The Sub-national Transport Bodies have worked together, as well as liaising with DfT, to develop a number of evidence-based carbon calculation tools for use by local authorities.
  • The tools are focussed on user emissions and are place based, so provide bespoke outputs for local authorities.
  • The presentation will introduce the tools, including transport carbon baseline dashboards; TfN’s Clean Mobility Tool; and the Carbon Assessment Playbook – potentially with short demo’s.
  • The Carbon Assessment Playbook, developed by a consortium of STBs including Englands Economic Heartland, Transport for the South East and Transport East, allows users to understand the carbon reduction effects associated with different interventions/policies on bespoke local authority carbon baselines.