CTA launches new climate action programme

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The Community Transport Association in Scotland have launched its new Climate Action programme. “We know that the Community Transport sector is passionate about sustainable travel, committed to community-led climate action and delivering for people and planet. That’s why it’s a major priority for us too,” the organisation said.

The aim of the new programme is to provide advice, information, investment, resources and support to CTA members across Scotland to decarbonise their fleets, services and operations, develop and deliver new sustainability projects, and empower communities to take climate action.

It has created new forums for CTA members on issues around climate action, which it says will be run and supported by the CTA, but led by the needs of participants and offer a chance to hear about and shape the CTA’s evidence, policy and influencing work.

“We need to influence Scottish Government, local government and other funders to see our sector as part of the solution to net zero. We know the potential of Community Transport to accelerate modal shift, reduce car use and reduce carbon emissions. But we also know the challenges of finding the right funding, the right model and the right supplier for electric vehicles,” said the organisation, promising to continue to make the case for financial support for the community transport sector to be scaled-up to meet the upfront capital costs of electric vehicles and to fill funding gaps,” the association said. “We’ll also step up our efforts to champion and celebrate the great work on sustainability being done by local charities, community groups and social enterprises.”