UK government to decarbonise all domestic transport by 2050
UK government to decarbonise all domestic transport by 2050

LONDON: The Britain government publishes what it claims to be the world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050.  Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the UK's revolutionary transport decarbonisation plan, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Wednesday.

Included in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan are commitments to make shipping green as weak a pledge to end the sale of all new, polluting road vehicles by 2040 and net zero aviation emissions by 2050. With just months to go until major climate summit COP26, the plan provides a world-leading 'greenprint' to cut emissions from seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a credible pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050.

Cleaner transport will create and support highly skilled jobs, with the production of zero-emission road vehicles alone having the potential to support tens of thousands of jobs worth up to 9.7 billion pound GVA in 2050. This will also ensure the air breathe is cleaner in communities and reduce time spent in traffic. As part of this vision, the government announced its intention to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040, subject to consultation.

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