MPs grill Transport Minister over road to net-zero

The Transport Committee is holding a one-off oral evidence session this morning (15 September) on the Department for Transport’s transport decarbonisation plan, Decarbonising Transport: a Better, Greener Britain.

MPs will hear from Transport Minister Rachel Maclean, alongside senior official Richard Bruce, Director of Environment and Future Mobility, Department for Transport, about the Government’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, both domestically and internationally, between now and 2050.

The Committee will scrutinise the Government’s official projections on the reduction UK transport emissions, including UK international aviation and shipping emissions, that need to be achieved as part of the sector’s contribution to Net Zero.

MPs will look at the Government’s overall strategy for decarbonising transport as well as the specific steps the Government is taking to decarbonise different forms of transport, such as aviation, freight, shipping, cars and rail. 

The Committee will also explore the opportunities to shift journeys from cars and air to less polluting modes and the impact such changes could have on people’s day-to-day lives. MPs will also examine the costs of this transition and how it should be paid for.

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