People across the North West are being encouraged to have their say on a consultation on the Decarbonisation Strategy for the region’s transport network and attend an online webinar to learn more about the plans.
Transport for the North (TfN) published its draft Decarbonisation Strategy last month, which sets out the target to reduce CO2 emissions on all rail and road transport by 2045. TfN’s Decarbonisation Strategy sets out the importance of tackling emissions in the transport sector to address climate change, as well as the importance maximising clean economic growth opportunities for the North. Plans consider action to switch to electricity and other fuels to reduce emissions, as well as promoting walking, cycling and public transport use across the region.
To help people across the region find out more and have the chance to ask questions, TfN are hosting free online events via Zoom with an event aimed specifically at the North West region taking place at 2pm on Wednesday 14 July.
Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North, said:
Reducing carbon across our region’s transport network is an essential part of tackling the climate emergency – one of the greatest challenges of our time.
“We’re thrilled to be consulting a strategy for the whole region that outlines how rapid progress can be made and how the North can lead the UK in slashing carbon emissions.
“We urge everyone across the North of England to get involved in this vital work and provide their views to the consultation, helping to shape future transport networks that are not only efficient and reliable but are sustainable too.”
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:
If we are going to tackle the climate emergency, we need to work together and make sure we are all pulling in the same direction.
“Accelerating towards a decarbonised transport network must be at the heart of public policy making and investment decisions going forward, and I’m glad that the North is leading the way with this strategy as it will support Greater Manchester’s own ambitions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2038.
“I would urge all residents to give their views in this consultation to shape the future of more sustainable transport and travel in the North.”
The consultation closes on 31st August 2021. To view TfN’s Decarbonisation Strategy in full, visit the organisation’s website where you can also register for a free place to attend the consultation webinar.