2. Travel by land and sea

A package of travel options comprising or equivalent to:

  • Zero car ownership
  • Up to 5,000 km long-distance train travel
  • Up to 5,000 km bus and short-distance train travel
  • Up to 1,000 km car travel (e.g. taxi, car club, lift-share), on average shared with one other person
  • Walking & cycling for most short journeys
  • Minimal ferry travel
  • Zero cruise ship travel
  • Minimal travel on speed boats, steam trains, helicopters or other very high emissions vehicles/ vessels

You can tailor these distances to create a travel package with equivalent emissions that suits your personal circumstances more closely.

Meeting this target would, on average in the UK, emit 0.7 tCO2e per capita per year.

Suggested monitoring:
Note distances of longer/ irregular journeys and their transport mode;
Estimate distances for daily commute and repeated leisure trips (if not walking or cycling).

The following academics, scientists and engineers working in climate change have committed to target 2 - travel by land and sea.

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