The UK government is legally committed to reaching net zero by 2050. This overriding imperative to respond to the climate emergency is driving action across sectors and shaping the future of transport.

The path the UK will take and the implications of this for people’s everyday lives – including who benefits or could be left behind – is still uncertain.

To understand the key drivers of this uncertainty on the path to net zero, we spoke to a diverse mix of people working across the transport and energy sectors, with an interest in reducing emissions from everyday journeys. This briefing is drawn from their insights.