Mary Creagh MP
Environmental Audit Committee
First elected as MP for Wakefield in 2005, Mary held the Environment, Transport and International Development briefs in the Shadow Cabinet between 2010 and 2015. Mary currently serves as Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee a position she has held since Feb 2016.
Mary forced the Government to abandon their plans to sell off England’s forests, held Ministers to account during the horsemeat crisis, led a successful campaign for a ban on microbeads, and led Labour’s campaign on the impact of rising bus and rail fares on the cost of living.
Before Parliament, Mary taught entrepreneurship at Cranfield University’s School of Management. At the same time, Mary was a councillor in Islington 1998-2005 and Leader of the Labour Group 2000-2004. She spent four years in Brussels working for an international NGO. Born in Coventry, she attended the local comprehensive school and has degrees from Oxford (Modern Languages) and the LSE (European Studies).
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Delivering sustainability across the infrastructure world
Substantial progress has been made in the gradual decarbonisation of the sector as well as moves towards more holistic considerations of environmental impacts. However, significant issues remain in terms of taking adequate steps to deliver sustainable infrastructure, continue to improve energy efficiency, and to ensure projects are done in ways that support the environmental concerns of local stakeholders. For this final session of the day, visitors will consider some of the ways these challenges can be met from some of the best minds in the sector.
Michael Mulhern 2:15 – 2:30
Mary Creagh MP 2:30 – 2:45
John Holland-Kaye 2:45 – 3:00