London: The UK government has published what it claims to be the world’s first ‘greenprint’ to make all modes of domestic transport carbon-free by 2050. Cleaner air, healthier communities and thousands of new green jobs are set to become a reality thanks to Britain’s revolutionary transport decarbonisation scheme, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Wednesday.
The Transport Decarbonization Plan includes a commitment to decarbonize shipping, the sale of all new, polluting road vehicles by 2040 and a pledge to end net zero aviation emissions by 2050. With only a few months to go until the major climate summit COP26, the plan provides a world-leading ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from sea and skies, roads and railways, net zero by 2050 for the entire transport sector Determines a reliable route to reach
Clean transportation will create and support highly skilled jobs, with the production of zero-emissions road vehicles alone having the potential to support thousands of jobs worth up to £9.7 billion GVA in 2050. It will also ensure that the air is breathable. Reduce time spent in communities and in traffic. As part of this vision, the government announced its intention to end the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040, subject to advisory.