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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Achieving zero emissions from maritime transportation over the coming years and decades will require research, development, demonstration, and deployment at a massive scale. This requires enabling policies that incentivi...
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Port Of Tyne Authority
The project directly addresses the question by proposing a green shipping corridor to reduce emissions and align with the UK's Clean Air Strategy and Clean Maritime Plan.
Though the shipping industry is considering the formation of a discrete emissions trading scheme for the industry as a whole, some in the industry foresee shipping emissions increasing out to 2050 and beyond (albeit at a...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Manchester
The project partially addresses the question by exploring technical and operational measures for reducing global shipping emissions, but does not specifically address the UK's net zero GHG emissions goal or the UK Clean Air Strategy.
It is estimated that shipping accounts for 3.3% of CO2 emissions in the world. With the need to reduce overall CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050 to mitigate global warming then shipping must cut its emissions. The importance ...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Strathclyde
The project partially addresses the question by proposing a systems approach to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping, but does not specifically address the UK's net zero GHG emissions goal or the UK Clean Air Strategy.