Everyone Needs to Travel

Published: 04-11-2008

The impact of climate change throughout the world is one of the major issues facing every one of us in our everyday lives. There is much discussion and various views on the damage being done to the environment and the role that transport can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Bus and Coach industry is committed to supporting the Government’s efforts in tackling CO2 emissions within the transport sector.

In its role as the trade association for the bus, coach and light rail industry, the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK has been working closely with the UK’s five largest groups on this subject.

In an effort to demonstrate and explain just what the industry is doing in this area we have created the Environment Zone at this November’s largest dedicated bus and coach trade show in Europe – Euro Bus Expo 2008.  

The Environment Zone has a central theme which is how everyone needs to travel – buses and coaches are a key part of the solution to making travel more sustainable. This show feature highlights some of the environmental challenges facing our industry, what is being done and, perhaps more importantly, the opportunities for bus and coach travel to continue to play its part in the environmental debate. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our five supporting sponsors,Arriva, FirstGroup, Go Ahead, National Express and Stagecoach for their contributions in making this happen. My thanks to every member of the Working Group, for their time, effort and dedication to making the Environment Zone a reality. 

I hope that you find Everyone Needs to Travel interesting and you discover our industry is making strides to play its part in improving the world in which we live. 

Giles Fearnley

President, Confederation of Passenger Transport

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