The reducing environmental impacts strategic priority is in recognition that there is an environmental aspect to all transport, and therefore almost all the work of DfT. Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the UK, contributing 27% of domestic emissions in 2019. Our transport system must change to deliver the government’s Net Zero ambition and DfT will drive forwards that change through our longer-term green transport agenda. On decarbonisation specifically, we published our Transport decarbonisation plan (TDP) in July 2021, which sets out the steps we will take to deliver the necessary carbon reductions across every form of transport. Sustainability will be at the heart of levelling-up. People everywhere will feel the benefits – villages, towns, cities, and countryside will be cleaner, greener, healthier and more prosperous and pleasant environments in which to live and work
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In 2015, global passenger and freight commercial aircraft accounted for 866 million tonnes or 2.7% of energy use-related CO2 emissions, which is more than twice the amount released by the entire UK economy. If air passen...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Leeds
The project discusses the transition towards a net zero-carbon aviation system, which is relevant to the question, but does not specifically address policy action or market-based measures.
Context of researchEconomic development, increasing global linkages, and continuously declining airfares have made air travel the sector of fastest growth amongst all transportation modes. Although, on average, aviation ...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Cambridge
The project aims to build a set of models for integrated policy analysis of aircraft emissions, which is relevant to the question, but does not specifically address market-based measures or the design of these measures to mitigate unintended consequences.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the bottom line of the aviation sector, with IATA estimating that airlines will lose $84.3 billion in revenue this year. As flight volumes are likely to be lower than expe...
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Signol Limited
The project focuses on improving operational efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in aviation, but does not fully address policy action, market-based measures, or risk mitigation of unintended consequences.