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Cumbria 2037: Decarbonising Mobility Futures

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  • Monika Buscher
  • Julie Clark
  • Rosslyn Colderley
  • Alistair Kirkbride
  • Joanne Larty
  • Shona McCulloch
  • Emma Moody
  • Elizabeth Mullis
  • Ian Philips
  • William Vaudrey
  • Kate Willshaw
Publication date12/12/2022
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherUniversity of Leeds
Number of pages16
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Transport is something we all use. Even in the digital age, we all need transport to connect with family, enjoy leisure, get to work, and to meet friends. Even if we never left the house we would still use transport indirectly, as we take deliveries from local shops or goods are transported from further afield.

While big-picture concepts like climate change and decarbonisation can feel remote or overwhelming, this journal shows how decarbonisation is possible

and how we can all take action to make a difference.

We explore both the challenge and possibility of decarbonisation in Cumbria, examining:

• Where we are now

• What happens if we carry on as we are

• How we need to rethink our values if we are to address decarbonisation

• Potential decarbonised futures

• What we can do to shape desirable futures

This compact collection of ideas draws on evidence from over 80 researchers, policymakers, community organisations and local businesses who attended a

Decarbon8 event in Cumbria on 22nd - 23rd November 2022. It was created during a 6 hour ‘Instant Journal Design Sprint’ facilitated by Nifty Fox Creative,

to show what can be achieved when all the right people are in the right room at the right time.

We can act both together and individually to take on the challenge of decarbonisation and make a better future!