The government needs to change its transport policies if it wants to achieve significant cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a report has claimed.
The Campaign for Better Transport study proposes a raft of measures, including extending ‘active traffic management’ schemes, encouraging video conferencing and fines on higher polluting cars.
“If the government is serious about tackling climate change, it must do something about rising emissions from transport,” said Stephen Joseph, executive director of Campaign for Better Transport.
“The research tells us where it must take action and how it can benefit the public.”
Through its Climate Change Bill, the Government wants to achieve a 27% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050, compared to levels in 1990.
Transport is a major source of emissions, responsible for about 28% of all greenhouse gases produced in the UK.
A policy document, called 'A low carbon transport policy for the UK' and forming the basis of the views expressed by Mr Joseph, was published this week. To view it click here.