Tag: Transport

Carbon emissions from England’s roads plan ‘100 times greater than government claims’

Exclusive: Experts in court challenge to £27bn programme say official emissions calculations dramatically underestimate figures Carbon emissions from England’s planned £27bn roadbuilding programme will be about 100 times greater than the government has stated, according to expert witnesses in a court challenge. Environmental campaigners are seeking a judicial review of the second roads investment strategy […]

Australia’s path to net-zero emissions lies in rapid, stimulus-friendly steps

The opportunity to meet the target by 2035 is within our grasp – thanks to much cheaper technology – but we must be ready Nearly two years ago, ClimateWorks Australia set out to test whether the implied goal agreed by world leaders at the Paris climate conference – cutting greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” […]

Air travellers may have to pay carbon charge to offset emissions

Planned tax will make public more aware of climate harm caused by flying, ministers hope Air passengers may have to pay an extra “carbon charge” on flights as part of a government initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle the climate crisis. Passengers could choose to pay more for travel tickets, which would then be […]

What can start and stop action on climate crisis | Letters

Sarah Barfield Marks of 10:10 Climate Action on the inclusion of climate change information in weather reports, Chris Hughes on corporate obstructionists, and Ann Bliss and Jackie Farley on the damage flying causes and the perverse incentives to carry on doing it The UK baked in another record-breaking heatwave last weekend, which was made at […]