The carbon impact of the national roads programme

New research by Transport for Quality  of Life shows that the Government’s flagship road investment strategy (RIS2) of £27 billion over 5 years threatens the UK’s commitments on climate change.

The report shows the roads programme will add 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide to UK emissions from the Strategic Road Network (SRN) between now and 2032 whereas those emissions need to be cut by 167 million tonnes to meet climate targets.

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