Published: 22 Nov 2021

Transport in Wales contributes 17% of our total annual carbon emissions and is the third largest greenhouse gas emitting sector.

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According to Welsh Government's Net Zero Wales Plan (page 79), transport accounted for 17% of Welsh emissions in 2019.

Transport is our third largest greenhouse gas emitting sector following the electricity and heat production sector (second largest) and the industry and business sector (largest).

The majority of emissions come from road transport and, in particular, cars. In fact transport in Wales is dominated by the car more than in any other part of the UK

Climate scientists are warning that we also have to make substantial changes to our travel behaviour, driving less and flying less.

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What are we calling for?

The Welsh Government must aim to at least double the proportion of journeys made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2030.

For this to happen, we need to invest in innovative active travel initiatives, trial free public transport, and introduce fair pricing for driving in Welsh towns and cities to encourage people to switch to green, healthier modes of transport.

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Things we can do





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