Dickson Says Green Transport Revolution Critical to Tackling Climate Change
East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has said a green transport revolution will be critical to tackling climate change and poor air quality in Northern Ireland.
Mr Dickson said: “Greener transport is vital to strengthening the economic, social and environmental resilience of Northern Ireland. It has been widely reported that transport is now the second biggest contributor to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, but by switching to public transport alternatives, it is possible for people to reduce their carbon footprint by more than 50%”.
Mr Dickson was speaking after Translink announced its new 2030 Corporate Strategy ‘Better. Connected’.
Mr Dickson went on to say: “Climate change, along with poor air quality, remain the biggest threats facing us today.
“Ambitious approaches, such as Translink’s ‘Better. Connected Strategy’ are exactly what’s needed. Translink are leading the way locally by setting clear targets to deliver 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, achieve Net Zero by 2040 and then becoming Climate Positive by 2050”.
Mr Dickson concluded by saying: “Tackling the climate emergency is a job for all of us. Why not start by walking, cycling, or taking public transport from place A to pace B?”
For details on Translink’s new Better. Connected Corporate Strategy and the Sustainable Travel Charter visit www.translink.co.uk/betterconnected.