Climate Week challenges everyone to think about how they can help prevent climate change. Government targets for reducing greenhouse gases are to cut them by 50% from 1990 levels by 2027 and 80% by 2050. Given transport is responsible for around a quarter of UK domestic carbon emissions, the Department of Transport is investing in solutions that will mitigate the climate change impacts from transport.
The Plug-In Van Grant was launched on 22 February at an event at County Hall, London. The grant provides purchasers with up to £8,000 off the cost of an eligible van. This short film provides information about the grant, and shows people's reactions to the event.
The Government is aiming to positively change its travel by 50% during the Olympics to help manage demand on the capital's transport system. The Department for Transport is at the forefront of this initiative. Operation StepChange is designed to see how well we're prepared for the Games later this year, but it's not just staff that have been trying out new patterns of traveling to work, but ministers too.