Guidance for local authorities
Action towards climate change mitigation in the transport sector is too often stalled by discussions on finding the perfect solution – criticism towards what has failed, waiting for technology solutions, complexities around prioritising resources, and grappling with what is already there.
In this report, we focus on initiating action. Visible action by local government – the willingness to trial ideas and reinforce principles we already know have multiple benefits should not await the development of a flawless, long-term strategy. Instead, these near-term actions should seek to inform and build momentum towards a collective, robust, and comprehensive response to climate change.
Transport is the primary contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In this report, we focus on ideas and actions for local government to start taking now as they formulate their path to a zero-carbon world.