Scottish Renewables Transport ConferencePublished 19 February 2020 by Transform Scotland
Jess began by looking at the lack of progress on transport compared to other sectors in decarbonising and what modes of transport contribute most to emissions (See figure).
One more time for those in the back: energy is decarbonising, transport isn't. Jess Pepper from @TransformScot uses @scotgov own graphic to highlight that business as usual is not working. "Wonderful opportunity to achieve transformational change" by tackling this #SRTRANSPORT20 pic.twitter.com/oifPwDhRCI
— Claire Addison (@c_addison) February 19, 2020
The presentation then looked at the potential for decarbonising transport over the next 10 years. Jess argued we need to couple modal shift with decarbonisation to tackle climate emissions from transport. She then introduced the Transform Vision 2030 for bus and rail projects. Vision 2030 sets out plans to decarbonise the bus and rail sectors by 2030, while coping with the increased capacity resulting from modal shift away from cars onto public transport.
Action is needed now to fully decarbonise Scotland’s rail network and tackle the #ClimateEmergency. Our #Vision2030 for #Rail sets out to ensure all rail routes are emitting zero emissions across Scotland. #SRTRANSPORT20https://t.co/wRhjXNMKF3 https://t.co/JYDRPNZgJ2
— Transform Scotland (@TransformScot) February 19, 2020
Our thanks to Scottish Renewables for hosting the Transport Conference.