14 July 2021
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“Businesses will welcome the publication of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan that outlines the pathway to net zero in 2050 for the whole transport sector. Firms have a huge role to play in the transition to a greener transport system through the fleets they buy, the commutes they support and the supply chain decisions they make.
“Phase out dates for polluting vehicles across road, rail and aerospace will send an important signal to markets and investors. These must be backed up with credible plans to accelerate the development of clean technologies like hydrogen and Sustainable Aviation Fuels, as well as a comprehensive plan for rolling out charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
“The plan rightly recognises the importance of greener commutes through a modal shift, with investment in active travel and public transport networks being positive steps for businesses looking to lower their carbon footprints.
“Decarbonising transport is a major part of transitioning our whole economy to net zero within thirty years. Businesses will hope this plan is followed swiftly by a Heat and Buildings Strategy, a Hydrogen Strategy and an overarching Net Zero plan – all promised to be delivered ahead of COP26 in November.”