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How EEH developed its 2040 net zero strategy

Martin Tugwell

The sub-national transport body (STB) England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) has put a five-point plan of action in place to achieve net zero by 2040 for a region stretching from Wiltshire to Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire.

But where does one start with a remit that wide?

Martin Tugwell (left), EEH programme director, told Smart Transport the process began in summer 2019 with an outline, then a draft in 2020 before publishing the final document earlier this year.

There were three start points, the first of which was understanding the work that had already been done that could be drawn on to inform the new strategy.

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