Government seeks public’s views on transport decarbonisation

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation inviting ideas from the public to help reduce transport emissions and inform a decarbonisation plan to meet the net zero target by 2050.

The DfT has published an open consultation and call for ideas on its “plan to decarbonise transport.”  

The consultation and the decarbonise transport plan builds from the ‘Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge’ released in March 2020, and the consultation closes on the 31 August 2020.  

As part of this consultation process the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has launched the first meeting of the Net Zero Transport Board, which is has been established to guide the decarbonisation of UK transport. The board draws on industry expert stakeholders to support and guide the government’s transport decarbonisation plans.  

The BVRLA has submitted evidence and is engaging with the DfT’s Transport Decarbonisation Team. 

The association has highlighted its Cars in the CityRoad to Zero and Mobility Credits reports and is attending several roundtables throughout the summer to discuss the following topics: 

  • Acceleration of modal shift to public and active transport 
  • Decarbonising how we get our goods 
  • UK as a hub for green transport technology and innovation 
  • Decarbonisation of road vehicles 
  • Place-based solutions 
  • Reducing carbon in a global economy