Transport secretary Grant Shapps has launched the Net Zero Transport Board, which has been set up to help guide the decarbonisation of UK transport.
The board will bring together 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 meetings are intended to provide a collaborative and joined-up approach to tackling the issue of transport decarbonisation.
Shapps said: “Clearly our ground-breaking transport decarbonisation plan must be shaped by the best brains and informed by the widest array of expertise and experience.
“I’m determined to build a greener, healthier, more prosperous Britain for future generations and I have no doubt that the Net Zero Transport Board will 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 pathway to delivering transport’s contribution to carbon budgets and to meeting net zero by 2050.
Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: “The Transport Net Zero Board will be a key component of our greenprint for the future.
“The coronavirus pandemic has led to people making huge changes to the way they live, work and travel, and we want to capitalise and build on the new habits people have developed, as well as champion the power of new, cleaner technologies on our road to a green recovery.Transport secretary Grant Shapps has launched the Net Zero Transport Board, which has been set up to help guide the decarbonisation of UK transport.