As the world struggles to cope with the coronavirus the government has published a consultation on what they say is the first step in developing policy proposals and a decarbonisation plan for transport.
Many have latched on to Grant Shapp's remarks surrounding car use in the future but the document sets out many more aspects to this initial paper than just changing the way in which we use cars. For example, there is the desire to lead on the development of sustainable biofuels and hybrid or electric aircraft and supporting zero emission road vehicles through regulation.
The aim of the plan is bold and to stand any chance of achieving what is needed for Net Zero will require a whole variety of policies to come together but perhaps most of all will need a fundamental shift in public behaviour around how we get from A to B and obtain our goods.
Right now all our energies are on tackling the coronavirus but when we come out the other side we have an equally serious emergency because emissions from transport have to be tackled if we are serious about turning around the future of the planet for coming generations."