Consultation on the Low Carbon Roadmap for the Transport Sector

7th February 2014
Submission Summary

An Taisce welcomes this consultation period on the Low Carbon Roadmap for the Transport Sector and the opportunity to make a submission with regard to same.

1.0 Issues for Ireland:

1.1 National Emissions

1.2 Biofuels and Electric Vehicle Use

1.3 Transboundary Aviation and Shipping

2.0 International Actions for a Low Carbon Road Map

2.1 Take European and International Leadership in Negotiations

2.2 Develop Low Carbon Ireland/Britain Connectivity

3.0 National Actions for Low Carbon Road Map

3.1 Legally Binding National Carbon Emission Targets

3.2 New Institutional and Implementation Structures

3.3 Direct all Future Transport Investment into Achieving Carbon Reduction and Smarter Travel Targets

3.3.1 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

3.3.2 Bus Purchase Procurement

3.3.3 Rail Investment

3.3.4 Rail Freight

3.3.5 Cycling Promotion and Infrastructure

3.4 Direct Carbon Taxation and Fiscal Policy Promoting Smarter Travel

3.5 Carbon Tax and Road Pricing

3.6 Vehicle Registration Tax

3.7 Civil Service “Mileage” Allowance and Business Vehicle and Travel Allowances

3.8 Tax Out-Of-Town Parking

3.9 Supporting the Cycle to Work Scheme