The need to take action on climate change is more pressing than ever. Transport is one of the main causes of the problem: making up over a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet there are easy ways to reduce emissions and have a positive impact on our health and on the wider environment.
The UK's carbon emissions have dropped a little since 1990, but gains made in some areas have been undermined by the impact of transport, as emissions from cars, lorries and aeroplanes continue to rise. It’s not just climate change: tens of thousands of early deaths are due to traffic pollution, and thousands more are killed in road accidents.
The information sheet available below draws on the findings of CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain report, and gives advice on the transport choices that can move us to a zero carbon future.