Government seeks ideas on decarbonising transport

The public have until the end of the August to respond to a government consultation on creating a plan to decarbonise transport.

In July, the Department for Transport (DfT) launched an open consultation, requesting ideas on the next steps for reducing emissions in transport and creating a transport decarbonisation plan to ensure that the UK reaches net zero emissions by 2050. It builds on information contained in Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge, which was published in March and stressed that the UK must go “much further” in reducing domestic transport emissions.

The Transport Decarbonisation Plan will be key in driving this, with six priorities guiding its development: accelerating the modal shift to public and active transport; decarbonising how goods are received; leading international efforts in transport emissions reduction to reduce carbon in the global economy; place-based solutions; decarbonisation of road vehicles; and the UK as a hub for green transport technology and innovation.

The consultation will close at 11:59PM on 31 August 2020.

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