Transport: Carbon Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th June 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include whole life carbon data across transport modes in his Department's transport and environment statistics as recommended in the HM Treasury's Infrastructure Carbon Review, published in November 2013.

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

DfT’s Transport and Environment statistics publication presents new statistics on indicative GHG emissions produced for each mile travelled by different modes of transport, covering both direct and indirect emissions associated with a given journey.

The scope of emissions included in this release is set by the separately published carbon emissions conversion factors produced by BEIS as part of the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, which is a key input to this analysis. This ensures these figures are comparable with other greenhouse gas emissions statistics. It is not possible to calculate whole life carbon emissions from this source.

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