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Climate change demands deep cuts to road traffic, says consultant

A cut of at least 20 per cent to road traffic, free bus travel for the under 30s, and high density housing developments are among the policies the UK must implement in order to limit the threat of climate change, according to three reports prepared by environmental consultants for Friends of the Earth

15 February 2019

Road traffic must be cut significantly if the UK is to deliver the deep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions envisaged by the Paris climate agreement, says a new report prepared for Friends of the Earth (FoE).

The campaign group has commissioned environmental transport consultant Transport for Quality of Life to prepare eight reports on how to decarbonise the transport sector, which is now the largest contributor to the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. The first three reports have just...

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