The UK Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. This is a huge challenge for the transport sector, which accounts for over a quarter of UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions and has not managed to reduce its emissions over recent years.
The universities of the N8 led the DecarboN8 network, working with industry and government to design solutions which can be deployed rapidly and at scale.
Addressing the Challenge
Decarbonising transport requires systems-level solutions, optimised for place. DecarboN8 worked in 8 thematic areas:
- Carbon Ambition – Understanding the scale and pace of decarbonisation needed
- Societal Readiness – Developing sustainable mobility solutions that really work for people
- Planning and Policy – Building places that make zero-carbon mobility accessible to all
- Travel Demand – Meeting everyone’s mobility needs whilst also decarbonising
- Active Travel – Understanding how can we help more people make more of their journeys by walking, cycling or other active modes
- Inclusion – Involving communities to help delivery more effective solutions
- Electrification – What needs to be considered to make the transition to electric vehicles
- Freight – Can we transform freight to deliver a sustainable mobility system
To find out more visit the DecarboN8 website – https://decarbon8.org.uk/