Publication: Sustainable transport - audit scope

To be published Winter 2024 by Auditor General, Accounts Commission

The Scottish Government has committed to a target of net zero emissions by 2045. Transport is the largest source of emissions in Scotland, with the largest share of these coming from cars. Decarbonising the transport sector, including switching to more sustainable forms of transport, is vital in delivering the net zero commitment.

The Scottish Government has a target to reduce car kilometres by 20 per cent by 2030. This will require more individuals to travel by active and public transport, and also share car journeys. This audit will consider the progress of the Scottish Government and councils in delivering the target to reduce car use.

The audit will look at how well national and local government are working together to reduce car use, how much funding has been spent on delivering this target, and the progress of partners in encouraging individuals to switch to more sustainable forms of transport.

The audit will share examples of good practice in encouraging individuals to use their car less and support improvement by making recommendations to help achieve the target.

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