Delivering low carbon transport solutions
Reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change
The UK is legally bound by the Climate Change Act to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 to prevent climate change. In response to this legislation the government and Office of Rail Regulation has asked Network Rail to reduce its carbon emissions over Control Period 5 and Infrastructure Projects has responded to this by committing to reduce its carbon emissions to meet UK targets.
Major infrastructure programmes such as the Thameslink Programme have an important role in helping the business and the UK in meeting its carbon targets. Whilst reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change may be seen as long term problems not within our power to influence, the short term decisions we make when delivering infrastructure projects have significant impacts not just on our climate but on the sustainability of our business.
Over the last several years the Thameslink Programme has been tackling the complexity of reducing carbon emissions in the design, construction and operation of a large infrastructure programme to help meet the carbon targets for both the business and the UK.