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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 3 October New Scientist magazine devoted four pages to what it termed a selection “of the best ideas to make our planet a more... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London mayor Boris Johnson has today published a comprehensive set of measures to clean up the capital's air. He also called on government to fully... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
Although there are still more than two months to go before the world’s leaders convene in Copenhagen in an attempt to ‘save the... continue
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Lead Story
The UK’s transport and climate change agenda is facing severe strain as efforts to secure an international agreement on emission reductions... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A dedicated climate change officer is to be recruited by the Merseyside Transport Partnership comprising local authorities and Merseytravel. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Students turning up for lectures at China’s Xiamen University are in for a surprise with the news that our very own John Prescott has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The most distinctive aspect of the media’s coverage of the announcement of the country’s first workplace parking levy in Nottingham (see... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cutting man-made carbon dioxide emissions from transport and other sources will have no, or a negligible, impact on the planet’s climate... continue
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Regular news
The value for money of carbon intensive transport schemes such as new roads could be weakened by new values for carbon dioxide emissions published by... continue
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Letters to the editor
James Ryle, Director of projects and innovation, Sustrans, Bristol BS1
Those of us working on ‘smarter choices’ are accustomed to dealing with uncertainty. So mixed messages from the DfT about the value of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
When governments launch big new reports, a useful rule of journalism is to start at the back and work forward. So read the report first and then the... continue
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Regular news
Policy-makers should not treat the Government’s Climate Change Act targets too literally because they will prove impossible to achieve,... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT could be compelled to spend part of its budget on key Government priorities such as  reducing carbon dioxide emissions or tackling... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport minister Sadiq Khan this week moved to reassure the transport planning community that the Government is committed to encouraging people to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The Met Office’s new projections for how climate change could alter Britain’s appearance over the next 90 years have attracted extensive... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
MVA has been commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to create a policy model for forecasting UK aviation demand and emissions scenarios to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The prime minister is to pledge UK leadership in the international battle against climate change. He is due to launch... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams, Cheltenham
Mayer Hillman evidently thinks we’re doomed due to climate change (Letters LTT 5 Jun). There’s no need to look to the future, serious... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Director and environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs
In his letter to LTT (Letters 5 June), the RAC Foundation’s Stephen Glaister has swallowed the two transport red herrings of carbon dioxide and... continue
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Viewpoint
Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth
This December will see one of the most crucial international meetings for decades, when world leaders meet at the UN climate change summit in... continue
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