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Support clean transport to ensure clean air

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We will support clean transport to ensure clean air...

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to take steps to promote “clean transport”, meaning modes of transport that can help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and levels of pollution in the air. 
  • In March 2020, the government published ‘Decarbonising Transport’, a document it described as “the first step to developing…policy proposals and a coordinated plan…”, and in July and August 2020 a public consultation was held to gather ideas for the creation of the plan.
  • The December 2020 Energy white paper announced that the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, initially promised for Autumn 2020, has been rescheduled for spring 2021, but the March 2020 outline document and the ensuing consultation are evidence that planning is under way, so for now this policy is ‘in progress’.

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