The Bartlett


Towards net zero in freight transport

10 November 2021

Shipping containers

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Transport underpins modern economies and ways of life, facilitating the national and international movement of goods and services, and community inter-connectedness. One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to reveal the extent to which we rely on complex supply chains, and to make clear the vital role which freight transport plays. Yet the environmental impact of transport is very significant. In light of the UK’s aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the freight sector must decarbonise rapidly.

This policy brief explores how the UK can navigate the interlinking technological, financial, political and commercial issues that may arise from decarbonising the sector.

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