We have two articles looking at transport networks, one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. A wide range of policies are being rolled out to reduce emissions, but we fear that decarbonising the sector will be a major challenge that will require coordination among myriad stakeholders and behavioural change by millions of people. One of the UK’s schemes to spur the transition to net zero involves subsidies for electric vehicles. We analysed the initiative and found that it has helped catalyse demand for electric cars and residential chargepoints, but has enjoyed less success in building a market for electric vans.
We look at why banks are perceived as being slow to wake up to the climate crisis and map out a strategy to address decarbonisation in the long run so they are seen as part of the solution, not the problem.