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25th May 2023, 16:44

​Net Zero Delivery Body meeting: 20% of fossil fuel emissions arise from transport

Published by GBC News

Around 20% of emissions from fossil fuels in Gibraltar arise from transport.

This was one of the issues discussed at the fourth meeting of the Net Zero Delivery Body; it received an update on the Active Transport Strategy, which aims to help pedestrians and foster cycling.

The Net Zero Delivery Body comprises a number of working groups, including the Sustainable Transport Working Group.

Other initiatives discussed include the introduction of smart traffic lighting systems to avoid traffic build-ups, and the rolling out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

For its part, the Adaptation and Resilience Working Group is revising the Gibraltar Development Plan to incorporate sustainable infrastructure, for example recycling greywater for cleaning and maintenance.

It's also looked at the flooding caused by recent rainfall, saying key areas have been identified and works are ongoing to increase the pipeline capacity.

The Net Zero board also received a virtual presentation of a Net Zero modelling tool for energy consumption.

It says as further data is measured against the 2019 baseline, this will inform future policymaking.