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Commenting on today’s low carbon transport strategy, Friends of the Earth Executive Director, Andy Atkins, said:
“We’re pleased that the Government accepts the need to change the way people travel – but today’s announcement contains few new initiatives to make this a reality.
“New technology such as greener vehicles will make a big dent in emissions, but it would cut much more carbon if the Government give people far more alternatives to driving cars.
“The Government’s credibility on low carbon transport is hugely undermined by its continued support for a third runway at Heathrow, plans to spend billions of pounds widening the M25 and its failure to create a dedicated fund to support low carbon transport.
“Local and regional government has a critical role to play in tackling climate change - Government guidance to councils, due this week, must insist that they cut emissions from local transport.”