Road vehicles continue to be the highest emitting UK sub-sector, making up 91 per cent of domestic transport emissions. The government has committed to reducing the climate impact of car travel by announcing that the UK will adopt a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandate. However, the move to electric vehicles alone will not be enough to reach net zero by 2050.
Our previous report, Not going the extra mile, found that car miles should be reduced between 20-27 per cent by 2030 to be on track for net zero.
This webinar marked the launch of Green Alliance’s latest report, Moving on: greener travel options for the UK, looking at different options for encouraging modal shift away from car use and towards public transport and active travel. The report looks at different options for 25 per cent reduction in car miles using a model developed by Cardiff University.
A demonstration of the model used for the report was followed by a discussion and an audience Q&A.
- Chair: Rosie Allen, policy adviser, Green Alliance
- Iain Stewart MP, chair of Transport Select Committee
- Hirra Khan Adeogun, campaigns manager, Possible
- Dr Crispin Cooper, lecturer, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University