Roads: Capital Investment

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cumulative effect of its second Roads Investment Strategy on the level of, carbon dioxide emissions from now until the end of the fifth carbon budget period in 2032.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Analysis carried out in the preparation of the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) showed that the additional effect of new RIS2 schemes will be around 0.27 megatonne CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) through to the end of the 2032. When compared to the UK’s fifth carbon budget of 1,725 MtCO2e, these schemes represent an extremely small component.

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