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Government transport policy must rapidly change to meet net zero target

11 June 2019

Commenting on the announcement that the Government will legislate for net zero emissions by 2050, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“The Government’s existing transport policy must rapidly change to meet the scale of the transformation necessary to deliver net zero emissions for 2050.

“A major shift to sustainable transport with growth in the use of public transport, cycling and walking is now needed. In the coming weeks the Government should commit to restarting the programme of rail electrification; bringing forward to 2030 the ban on the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles; outlining further incentives to rapidly grow the market in electric vehicles in the UK; and start work on a national strategy for buses with investment to grow the network and green the bus fleet to be published by 2020."

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).