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Net Zero Transport Board meeting shapes government transport decarbonisation

The Department for Transport has held the first meeting of the Net Zero Transport Board; a group of industry leaders who will guide government transport decarbonisation plans in the run up to 2050.

The relief road will feature a shared-use 3m-wide pathway alongside it to encourage greener transport

The Net Zero Transport Board will shape and inform the transport decarbonisation plan coming later this year

The board includes leaders from a range of fields including behavioural change and policy, as well as experts from a number of prominent industry sectors including environment, science, aviation and technology.

The first meeting, held yesterday 8 July, briefed the Transport Secretary, along with Transport Minister Rachel Maclean and Minister for Clean Growth Kwasi Kwarteng, on actions that the Government should be taking to ensure a green recovery from coronavirus and the associated economic impact.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the inaugural meeting was another important step for the country on the road to net zero, and added that the Net Zero Transport Board would play an integral part in our green recovery.

“The board will also help shape and inform the transport decarbonisation plan coming later this year. It is the first time the UK will lay out its approach to decarbonising every form of transport, setting out a credible and ambitious pathway to delivering transport’s contribution to carbon budgets and to meeting net zero by 2050,” he continued.

The Government is also providing an opportunity for the public to feed back their views online on the development of the transport decarbonisation plan to ensure that the plan works for everyone. For more details, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.