The green transport strategy (GTS) released late last year is a promising document that, if implemented correctly, can transform the SA transport system into a functioning, sustainable and reliable network that South Africans can be proud of.

Core to this strategy is that the transport sector contributes its “fair share” to the national efforts to combat climate change. The transport sector is the most rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 10.8% of emissions in SA, with road transport responsible for 91.2% of this. Continued growth of the transport sector’s GHG emissions is expected to have an increasing impact on biodiversity, air quality, land resources and water quality. ..

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