Why are we talking about travel?

  • US employees and volunteers travel frequently between communities and to business sites. Some of that travel is long-distance within the UK and internationally. We want to reduce the extent to which that travel uses fuel-based vehicles.
  • Global CO2 emissions from transport in 2018 totalled 8 billion tonnes. Of this total, aviation produced 11.6%; passenger vehicles on roads were responsible for 45.1%; while rail was responsible for only 1%.
  • Global commercial aviation produced 918m tons of C02 in 2018, for which high-income countries were responsible for an estimated 62%, despite making up only 16% of the global population.
  • In the UK in 2019, transport was the largest greenhouse gas (not just C02) emitting sector, responsible for more than a quarter of emissions.

What are we going to do?

  • The US will develop a policy designed to reduce the harm caused by journeys made by US employees and volunteers.
  • The US will continue to promote its existing salary-sacrifice schemes for bicycles and electric vehicles.


We hope to effect change in US travel practices during 2024.

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