climate change

New roads 'will increase demand'

30/06/2022

The Government’s focus on electric vehicles has left it in denial about the role of road building in increasing traffic levels and carbon emissions, its official climate change advisers have warned.

Top DfT scientist working on evidence base for climate change action

06/06/2022

The top Department for Transport (DfT) official responsible for local highway resilience has given an insight into the scientific work the department is doing to tackle climate change.

Lower Thames Crossing facing carbon questions

18/03/2022

National Highways is facing pressure over the climate impact of building the Lower Thames Crossing after it made a so-far unsubstantiated claim to have already cut construction carbon on the scheme by ‘over a third’.

Climate protest causes standstill on M25

13/09/2021

Climate protestors brought parts of the M25 to a standstill during rush hour today in a peaceful protest that saw Surrey Police make a wave of arrests.

Highways England accused of 'greenwash'

09/06/2021

Highways England has had to backtrack on its plan to convert a section of the M62 to all lane running without a statutory environmental impact assessment after a retired vicar threatened legal action.

Legal challenge to road scheme CO2 amnesty

14/12/2020

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge to the Government’s roads policy on climate change grounds.

Analysis: Preparing for the perfect storm

04/09/2020

Following the Stonehaven rail disaster, highways industry expert and former chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Richard Hayes, discusses some of the engineering and safety issues around landslips.

‘Climate change’ reappraisal puts dualling scheme under pressure

06/12/2019

A £500m dualling scheme in South Wales is to be reappraised in light of the ‘climate change emergency’ before ministers make a final decision on construction.

We need to look at changing specs, sustainability chief warns

29/11/2019

The head of sustainable engineering and climate adaption at Transport Scotland has said it is time to consider changing specifications in road markings and highways materials to tackle climate change.

Comment: Supporting your journey to net zero by 2050

25/10/2019

Sukhy Duggal and Wolfgang Schuster of Atkins argue that tackling climate change and meeting the UN’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 is arguably the biggest global challenge we face as humankind. So how can transport rise to it?

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