We are now facing two alternative futures (plus an untenable one) – Transport Xtra
Phil Goodwin and Jillian Anable discuss the role of transport decarbonisation in addressing the impacts of climate change
Phil Goodwin 10 August 2021
My column this week, written with Professor Jillian Anable, is a summary of our forthcoming paper 1 on ‘Two Futures’. It has required rethinking some of our previous work, including our two unsuccessful witness statements in Court. It affects assessment of the DfT’s Decarbonising Transport2 report, and CCC’s work on ‘adaptation’ to climate change.
The speed of climate change is now faster than the implementation of measures to limit it. It follows that we are now faced with two real alternative futures.