West Midlands Combined Authority allocates funding to projects to expand and decarbonise transport links, support green skills, and develop zero carbon homes

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed off on a £1.2bn budget, including funds to help the region cut carbon emissions, roll out a more sustainable transport system, and deliver a regional Plan for Growth that aims to achieve net zero by 2041 – nine years ahead of the government’s national target. Alongside hundreds […]

Committee launches inquiry into decarbonising transport

A new inquiry has been launched to look into ‘the importance of decarbonising transport to reach net zero’. The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee will analyse how electric vehicles (EVs) and the end of the sale of fossil fuelled cars will impact the nation’s environmental goals. The inquiry will look to understand […]

All parts of the UK “must work together” to deliver greener places to live

The new Decarbonising Transport, let’s get moving together report is bringing recommendations on how to re-think travel demand, re-mode away from cars, and re-power transport away from fossil-fuels. The report notes creating healthier, quieter places with cleaner air and generating new, green jobs are pressing issues across the UK. As the largest contributor to UK domestic Greenhouse […]

More action is needed to decarbonise transport sector, says Transport Minister

More action in this ‘decisive decade’ to halt the impact of climate change, according to Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Trudy Harrison. Speaking at the Smart Transport conference, she said the main challenge for the transport sector is designed a system that is fit for the 21st century, meeting the ‘three c’s’-covid, carbon and convenience’, […]

Greener Transport Council publishes manifesto for decarbonising transport

The Greener Transport Council, along with its 17 members, has published a manifesto for decarbonising transport, in which this leading group of transport professionals are calling for a national focus on behaviour change to achieve a substantial road traffic reduction over the next eight years. The manifesto pulls no punches in making clear that the […]

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