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Daily carbon emissions drop by a third during lockdown

 

Daily carbon emissions in the UK have dropped staggeringly more than a third during the period of lockdown, according to recent data. Although these reductions are short term, recovery post coronavirus must be green in order for these emissions to continue to reduce. Travel restrictions have contributed massively to the reduction of emissions during lockdown - almost all flights being restricted has inhibited people from flying and thus reduced emissions in the UK, but also carbon emissions from road transport such as cars has reduced by 60% during lockdown. 

Post lockdown, residents will be encouraged to opt for more sustainable travel choices whilst still staying safe - public transport may not be an option but walking and cycling is still a great, zero carbon alternative to driving around the city every day and releasing those emissions straight back into the atmosphere. 

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