The decarbonisation dividend: How can policy encourage and enable car users to switch journeys to bus and coach in the UK?

At this event, we launched a new report by WPI Economics exploring the policy interventions required to encourage and enable car users to make more journeys by bus and coach.

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)