The UK has set out a reduction target of 14% for carbon emissions from domestic transport over the next ten years, set out in the government’s new carbon reduction strategy.

The ‘Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future’ strategy introduces policies and proposals in order to reduce transport sector emissions through to 2022.

According to the report 21% of the total domestic carbon emissions emanates from transportation.

The report also lays out a plan to debate the longer-term decarbonisation of transport that aimed at providing travellers with more low carbon choices such as when, where and how to travel.

UK Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said that transport accounts for a significant amount of the domestic emissions; therefore decarbonising this sector has to be front and centre of efforts to tackle climate change.

“Our strategy sets out a long-term vision for a fundamentally different transport system in our country, where carbon reduction is a central consideration in the way we do business,” Adonis said.

the report outlines methods to save an additional 85 million tons of CO2 from domestic transport from 2018-2022.

These include a new freight and logistics group to assess effective ways of measuring, reporting and reducing emissions across the logistics sector and a commitment to work with European partners to develop a robust mechanism for regulating CO2 from new vans.

The deal also includes incentives between £2-5,000 for electric and plug-in hybrid cars, expected to apply from 2011. This includes the requirement for the vehicle to have maximum tailpipe emissions of 75g CO2/km.