Liftshare CEO calls transport sector’s efforts to reduce emissions ‘embarrassing’ live on BBC Breakfast television

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Liftshare CEO calls transport sector’s efforts to reduce emissions ‘embarrassing’ live on BBC Breakfast television

Liftshare Founder and CEO, Ali Clabburn, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast in the run up to the forthcoming General Election.

Speaking at the John Innes Centre in Norwich for the BBC’s flagship morning news programme’s coverage of how national issues are effecting business, Ali was invited onto BBC Breakfast to give his opinion on what government should be taking about when it comes to transport.

“Sadly transport is now THE most emitting sector. It produces more emissions than any other sector. The energy sector has reduced emissions by 60% in the last 20-30 years and the transport sector has done nothing and it’s embarrassing really.

There are plenty of things we could do right now to overcome this problem and sharing a is a key solution.”

Asked for his views on what he wanted politicians to be talking about, Ali said, “I want to see them stop pushing things off into the long grass, particularly when the environment is concerned. We’ve got solutions now that could help within the next 2-5 years. They should be investing in Future Mobility Zones across cities in the UK to start getting public and private sectors working together to solve these problems.

Things like more car sharing, more cycling, more walking, more car clubs in cities can help solve the problem really quickly, and if we can get it done now we can really start reducing the emissions and improve the air quality in our cities.

We’re killing 40,000 people due to air quality issues and we can solve it now.”
 

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