The Decarbonisation Dividend: How can policy encourage and enable car users to switch journeys to bus and coach in Wales?

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

The transport sector is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Wales, with cars producing some of the highest emissions. Moving journeys from the car to buses and coaches could play a significant part in delivering decarbonisation in Wales. A previous report by WPI Economics found that shifting more journeys to bus and coach in Wales could save up to 900 million KGs of CO2 by 2050. But what can policymakers do to encourage and enable this shift?

At this event, a panel of experts came together to discuss the new report and its recommended policy packages. This project is kindly sponsored by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT). 


Llyr Gruffydd MS, Chair, Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

Jo Foxall, Customer Engagement Director, Transport for Wales

Josh Miles, Director, CPT Cymru

Matthew Oakley, Director, WPI Economics

James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)