A Green Recovery: the Future of Transport in Greater Manchester
We will be having contributions from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Walk/Ride Manchester, discussing the future of transport in Greater Manchester.
Transport accounts for around one third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the vast majority coming from road transport – cars, vans and HGVs. For the UK to achieve its 2050 net zero target we need a transport revolution in the UK – replacing petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans with electric vehicles, accompanied by massive investment in walking, cycling and public transport.
Despite this, the Government plans to spend £27bn on major road infrastructure over the next five years, which includes around 4,000 miles of new roads! This is in direct conflict with a green recovery, where money should be allocated to support sustainable transport infrastructure. So, ahead of the Autumn budget, we are asking the UK Government to rethink it’s road building spend commitments.
You can be part of demanding a shift towards truly sustainable and clean transport by joining us for an evening of presentations, talks and discussion, focusing on National policy but also, crucially, local transport issues.
**IMPORTANT**. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we will use ZOOM for this event. Joining details are below – you can access from smart phone, computer or landline. If you click on the URL link you should just be able to follow the instructions to enter the meeting (requires internet connectivity).
Alternatively you can use the dail-in number if using your phone (you will be charged for the call).
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|Start||Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 7:00pm|
|Finish||Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 8:30pm|
|Organised by||Manchester Greenpeace|