A Wales Transport Policy fit for the Climate Emergency

This report, published on 22 July 2020, is written by Transport for Quality of Life and endorsed by Friends of the Earth.
Cycle superhighway in Holland
Cycle highway in the Netherlands (https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/cycle-highway-vlijmen-s-hertogenbosch/)

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 behaviourdriving less and flying lessAnd 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.


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