The purpose of the ACT Transport group is to propose realistic policies and initiatives necessary to meet our mission. That is to take meaningful actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our transport activities, actions that are in line with keeping atmospheric temperature increase below 1.5OC.
The working group meets regularly every four weeks, this is now a joint meeting with the Energy and Built Environment group. Please contact us if you would like to join. Everyone is welcome to discuss, plan or implement the actions needed to achieve our purpose. The meetings also serve as a surgery, so you can bring your questions along.
We need to cooperate with others, nationally, regionally and locally. Our focus, however, will be on working locally within Teignbridge. Not only do we need to learn/share best practice, but we also need to bring our community with us if we are to be successful in delivering a sea-change in attitudes and behaviour.
Our original policies and initiatives in response to TDC declaring a climate emergency can be found here. We have also baselined these emissions for Teignbridge here. These are as relevant today as they were in 2019 and much more urgent now.
We use the terms ‘Carbon’ and ‘GreenHouse Gas’ (GHG) emissions interchangeably to refer to all gases that contribute to atmospheric warming. These are usually measured in terms of weight of CO2 equivalent, e.g. kg CO2e or t CO2e.
As well as responding to a number of national, regional and local consultations, the group has contributed a number of useful references on topical solutions:
- A detailed review of Electric Vehicles is here.
- A balanced piece from the auto industry on EVs can be found here.
We’d love to hear from you and hope that you can join ACT to actively tackle the threat of Climate Change.
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