In the UK, the transport sector emits more greenhouse gases than any other, with cars being the highest emitters. Moving journeys from the car to buses and coaches could play a significant part in delivering decarbonisation across the UK. A previous report by WPI Economics found that a shift to local buses could generate a multitude of benefits by 2050 including savings of 15.8million tons of CO2 and improvements in air quality valued at £28m.
At this event, a panel of experts discussed the new report and its recommended policy packages. This project is kindly sponsored by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).
Richard Holden MP, Minister for Roads and Local Transport
Alison Edwards, Director of Policy, The Confederation of Passenger Transport
Lynne Miles, Director of City Access, Greater Cambridge Partnership
Matthew Oakley, Director, WPI Economics
James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)