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Road pricing is assembly’s big transport idea for net zero

Transport has been under the microscope of the House of Commons citizens’ assembly, set up to consider how to achieve the Government’s net zero Climate Change Act target. Andrew Forster reports

Andrew Forster
06 March 2020
 

A nationwide road pricing scheme was the big transport idea presented at the second weekend of Climate Assembly UK, the citizens’ assembly set up by the House of Commons to make recommendations on how the Government should deliver the 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target. 

The assembly was announced last autumn amid pressure for such an initiative from direct action climate group Extinction Rebellion (LTT 08 Nov 19). It is sponsored by six select committees, including...

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