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England’s roadmap responsible for 100 times greater carbon emissions

England’s new roadmap is expected to cause 100 times more carbon emissions than the government claims.

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England’s new roadmap is expected to cause 100 times more carbon emissions than the government claims.

The country has planned a £27bn roadbuilding program may cause more pollution than expected and it will pose a greater environmental challenge. Environmental campaigners are seeking a judicial review of the second roads investment strategy (RIS2). Moreover, it is considered as one of the projects with the biggest investment covering 4,000 miles of road and including such schemes as the Lower Thames Crossing and the Stonehenge tunnel.

The state department has calculated the transport risk to the environment but it seems to more likely dangerous. Ministers and DfT officials have stated that new schemes in RIS2 would contribute just 0.27 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) until 2032, the end of the UK’s fifth carbon budget period, under the framework set out by the Committee on Climate Change.

The environmental activists all around UK are opposing this project since it might hinder UK’s net-zero goal by 2030. UK was asked to cut its carbon emissions as much as possible so that it may present a role model to other developing countries. 

There is a possibility that changes might happen to take place in the implementation of the project keeping in view the environmental hazards. Court documents from that case indicate that Grant Shapps went against official advice that the policy should be reviewed.

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