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Zero Carbon Transport in Yorkshire - campaigner's gathering #2

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Bridge Street Church

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Transport for the North will be launching a public consultation into the long-awaited draft Strategic Transport Plan on Tuesday 16th January.

Transport is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK with nearly a quarter of the UK’s total emissions in 2015 coming from surface transport and domestic aviation. This is further increased when emissions from international aviation are factored in.

Despite this huge share of emissions, progress on transport is painfully slow with emissions hardly changing between 1990 and 2015 (compared to energy supply where emissions have nearly halved in the same period).

The draft Strategic Transport Plan is therefore crucial to delivering a Zero Carbon Yorkshire. We need to ensure that the Plan contains ambitious carbon reduction targets and the right policies and investment decisions to deliver this target.

Zero Carbon Yorkshire would like to invite transport campaigners in Yorkshire to come together for two important meetings.

Firstly, we will meet on Monday 22 January so we can share our analysis of what’s in the plan and whether it sets out the right objectives and the ambition required to achieve these objectives. We will crowd-source a list of concerns and challenges which we can then present to senior TfN officers later that week.

Secondly, we will meet on Monday 29 January to get feedback from Transport for the North on how they are seeking to address any concerns we have over the plan. We will aim to develop a set of key outcomes we want to ensure the STP delivers.

Both meetings will be focused on developing an effective campaign to ensure the Plan delivers on carbon reduction.

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