Road development scheme´s `undesirable´ climate impact ignored, High Court told | Daily Mail Online
In March 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) set out its Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) for major roads in England from April 2020 to March 2025.
The strategy is made up of 50 major road schemes, including controversial plans for the A303 Stonehenge tunnel and the Lower Thames Crossing linking Kent and Essex.
The Transport Action Network (Tan), which supports sustainable transport campaigns, has accused Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the DfT of unlawfully failing to take account of the ‘obviously material’ impact of RIS2 on achieving climate change objectives.
At the High Court on Tuesday, Tan argued the Government failed to consider commitments to tackle climate change, made up of the use of carbon budgets and the legally binding target to cut emissions to net-zero by 2050.