Transport: Carbon Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 22 May 2024.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to decarbonise transport infrastructure further towards the goal of net zero; and what measures they propose to achieve this aim.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport (DfT) formed the Infrastructure Decarbonisation Division in April 2023 to drive action on the decarbonisation of transport infrastructure. DfT requires all transport infrastructure projects that it funds to produce carbon management plans that include a comprehensive whole life carbon assessment, and a plan to reduce carbon across the project lifecycle in line with industry standards (the British Standards Institute’s PAS 2080:2023 and the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyor’s Whole Life Carbon Assessment guidance).

DfT maintains frequent engagement with its Arm’s Length Bodies to support progress against their own carbon reduction plans.

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