Peter Cole

Head of Decarbonisation, Transport for the North

Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist with over 20 years’ experience. He led the development of Transport for the North’s Decarbonisation Strategy which was published in late 2021 and now leads TfN’s portfolio of decarbonisation activities falling out of the Strategy, which includes work on electric vehicle charging, hydrogen for heavy transport uses and evidencing policies that reduce private vehicle demand whilst capturing wider health and accessibility benefits. Peter is also a Commissioner at the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, specialising in transport and net zero strategy.


Peter joined TfN from Temple Group, an environmental and sustainability consultancy, where he had spent eight years, during which he founded Temple’s Manchester office and grew a multi-disciplinary team working on projects such as NPR and HS2, as well as initiating work on TfN’s Decarbonisation Strategy evidence base. 

My Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Evidence-Based Decarbonisation Interventions for Local Authorities

14:45 - 15:15 Decarbonisation
  • The Sub-national Transport Bodies have worked together, as well as liaising with DfT, to develop a number of evidence-based carbon calculation tools for use by local authorities.
  • The tools are focussed on user emissions and are place based, so provide bespoke outputs for local authorities.
  • The presentation will introduce the tools, including transport carbon baseline dashboards; TfN’s Clean Mobility Tool; and the Carbon Assessment Playbook – potentially with short demo’s.
  • The Carbon Assessment Playbook, developed by a consortium of STBs including Englands Economic Heartland, Transport for the South East and Transport East, allows users to understand the carbon reduction effects associated with different interventions/policies on bespoke local authority carbon baselines.