Summary: ‘Decarbonising Transport: A Better, Greener Britain’
On 14 July 2021, the UK government published its long-awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan (‘the Plan’), outlining 78 commitments and actions to deliver net zero in the transport system by 2050.
Alongside the Plan, the government also published a delivery plan on the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035; a rail environment policy statement that outlines the policy priorities for a Sustainable Rail Strategy; and the outcomes from the consultation on electric vehicle smart charging.
The government also initiated two consultations:
- the ‘Jet Zero’ consultation, which aims to gather views on the government’s policies to decarbonise the aviation sector;
- a consultation on the termination date of sales of new Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs).
This report outlines and summarises the key announcements in the Plan.