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Caroline Bloomfield, director, Sustrans, Chris Conway, group chief executive of Translink, and Stephen Prendiville, EY Ireland head of sustainability

Caroline Bloomfield, director, Sustrans, Chris Conway, group chief executive of Translink, and Stephen Prendiville, EY Ireland head of sustainability

Caroline Bloomfield, director, Sustrans, Chris Conway, group chief executive of Translink, and Stephen Prendiville, EY Ireland head of sustainability

Now is the time for action to make crucial sustainable choices as we head towards a net zero economy here, the head of Translink has said.

Translink says it has ambitious plans to lead a green transport revolution in Northern Ireland.

Chris Conway, group chief executive, was speaking during an event hosted by Translink to mark Clean Air Day, held at Skainos in east Belfast.

It also marked the launch of Translink’s new 2030 Corporate Strategy ‘Better. Connected’, outlining ambitious plans to work with stakeholders to deliver a transport transformation for the benefit of the NI economy, the environment and wider society.

The event discussed the challenges of improving air quality and tackling climate change. It also explored how greener transport can help drive the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Northern Ireland.

“Climate change, along with poor air quality, remain the biggest threats facing us all, and because of this Translink has ambitious plans to lead a green transport revolution in Northern Ireland,” Chris Conway said.

“Clean Air Day presents a perfect opportunity to join with partners and stakeholders to discuss our joint response to tackling these issues. 

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“Our Better. Connected Strategy is an ambitious roadmap, setting out the steps we will take to lead the transformation of transport in Northern Ireland, connecting people and communities. We’ve also set clear targets to deliver 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, achieve net zero by 2040 and then going beyond this target to become climate positive by 2050.

“We need to change travel behaviours and work together with partners to maximise the potential that greener transport offers our economy, environment and society.

“With the unprecedented cost of living and a return to the office, now is the time for action – to make sustainable choices, switch to renewable technologies and do more with less. That’s why we’re also using today to encourage organisations of all sizes to sign up to our newly launched Sustainable Travel Charter.”
 


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