A Wales Transport Policy fit for the Climate Emergency
The report argues that Welsh policymakers need to think afresh about transport policies for the climate emergency. Technological changes are necessary but not enough to achieve the large, rapid reduction in carbon emissions we need.
Climate scientists are warning that we also have to make substantial changes to our travel behaviour, driving less and flying less. And we have left it so late that steady incremental changes to our travel will not be enough.
In the Welsh policy context, it is clear that achieving the wellbeing goals enshrined in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2015)i cannot be achieved without tackling transport as the rogue sector that is performing worst in reducing climate damaging emissions.