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Carbon intensive transport plan set to ignore COP27 concerns

Carbon intensive transport plan set to ignore COP27 concerns Transport for the South East (TfSE) [1] is set to approve its carbon intensive Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), on Monday [2]. The SIP, which saw decarbonisation and the environment as the biggest concerns raised in its consultation [3], will increase carbon...
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UN chief’s warning could have been aimed at UK

UN chief's warning could have been aimed at UK As COP27 opened in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt at the weekend, today saw the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issue a stark warning about the lack of progress. He said that the world was on the "highway to climate hell...
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Scrap roads schemes to grow the economy

Scrap road schemes to grow the economy Transport Action Network [1] has written to the new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, to suggest scrapping expensive and damaging road building projects, which will do little to boost the economy [2]. Examining the business cases for five flagship road schemes, TAN has discovered that...
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Growth Plan under threat?

Growth Plan under threat from road legal challenges? Transport Action Network (TAN) [1] has lodged a legal challenge at the High Court [2] of the Government's decision to approve the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet 'improvement' [3] part of the cancelled Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. It follows a number of previous...
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Road to ruin for South East plan

Road to ruin as South East plan fuels climate change Transport Action Network (TAN) is strongly objecting [1] to Transport for the South East's draft Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) which is currently being consulted upon until 12 September [2]. The draft SIP outlines the transport spending priorities for the region...
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Repairing our roads

Repairing our roads and public transport need to be Government priorities Transport Action Network (TAN) is calling on Liz Truss and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, her new Transport Secretary, to get the basics right [1] and repair our roads. These are crumbling after a decade of underinvestment [2] and this is a...
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Fast-track to climate catastrophe

Fast-track to climate catastrophe Transport Action Network (TAN) is deeply concerned at Government proposals announced yesterday to bulldoze through new road schemes in even shorter timescales with even less public scrutiny [1]. Delivering road projects faster is said to be "essential to support…net zero" and to "enhance and protect the environment"...
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National Highways “fiddling at the edges” while the planet burns

National Highways "fiddling at the edges" while the planet burns As National Highways issued its Net Zero Highways Progress Report [1], Transport Action Network compared the carbon emissions they claim to have saved with the huge increases caused by its £24 billion roads programme, RIS2 [2]. The claimed savings are...
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Calls for clear vision on traffic reduction welcomed

Calls for clear vision on traffic reduction welcomed Transport Action Network broadly welcomed the Climate Change Committee's (CCC) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament published today [1], especially its recommendations on reducing traffic growth and considering alternatives to road building. The CCC, which has applauded the Government's ambition on climate change,...
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