North East residents urged to attend online event and have their say on decarbonisation plans

North of England Decarbonisation Strategy sets out ambitious targets for near-zero surface transport carbon by 2045

People in the North East are encouraged to have their say on the region’s Decarbonisation Strategy at an online public consultation event next month.

The draft strategy, developed by the region’s political and business leaders through Transport for the North, sets out the ambitious goal of achieving near-zero carbon emissions from surface transport by 2045.

To help people find out more and have the chance to ask questions, TfN is hosting an online event at 2pm on Tuesday 6 July. It takes place via Zoom and is free to attend – people should register in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decarbonisation-strategy-consultation-webinar-north-east-tickets-157041923621

Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee, said: “We welcome Transport for the North’s Decarbonisation Strategy consultation and would encourage the people of the North East to get involved and have their say over the next 12 weeks.

“This strategy matches the objectives outlined in our North East Transport Plan which aims to take action to make travel in the North East net zero for carbon emissions.

“Transport innovation has a huge role in achieving the UK’s net zero carbon emissions commitment by 2050 and it’s right that we take steps now to address carbon emissions to benefit generations to come.”

Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North, said: “Reducing carbon across our region’s transport network is an essential part of tackling the climate emergency – one of the greatest challenges of our time. We’re thrilled to be consulting a strategy for the whole region that outlines how rapid progress can be made and how the North can lead the UK in slashing carbon emissions.

“We urge everyone across the North East to get involved in this vital work and provide their views to the consultation, helping to shape future transport networks that are not only efficient and reliable, but are sustainable too.”

To find out more and respond to the consultation visit: www.transportforthenorth.com/decarbonisation/.

The consultation closes at 12:00 on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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