Clean transport export capability guide

An overview of what the UK’s ‘Clean Transport’ export offer can do for you

Making the move to clean transport

Clean Growth: an opportunity to benefit from UK clean transport technologies

As UK industry and associated supply chains progress towards achieving low emissions, the expertise they gain are helping countries and organisations around the world.

Knowledge, skills and experience that the UK government is supporting through Clean Growth.

As the world goes green, our Clean Growth ambition is to be at the forefront of the global clean revolution, exporting the UK’s green technology, goods and services. UK businesses have the proven solutions and expertise to meet global decarbonisation challenges.

We have proven that Clean Growth – economic success and environmental responsibility – can go hand in hand. As the first G7 country to set into law a net zero emissions target by 2050, the UK is a genuine climate pioneer. Meaningful progress on this target is already underway, with a target of 78% reduction by 2035.

The UK has long been at the forefront of tackling climate change and decarbonising its economy. This puts the UK in prime position to support and partner with international markets to meet their decarbonisation challenges.

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The cleaner way to keep the world moving


The 2015 Paris Agreement should be a turning point for the long-term future of the planet.

Realising its aims to reduce emissions requires a strong, positive response at every level, including its impact on economic growth and export opportunities.

One of the keys to achieving Net Zero emissions is the decarbonisation of the global transport sector.

Currently it accounts for around 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions, but without immediate action, this could rise to a staggering 40% by 2030.

‘Clean Growth’ is the UK government’s approach to meeting Net Zero emissions targets in the commercial world.

We are working with industry to identify and maximise the economic opportunities for UK businesses and citizens that the global carbon transition will bring.

As UK transport-related industries and associated supply chains move towards achieving low-carbon targets, clean growth is generating a wealth of export prospects.

It’s estimated that the low-carbon economy could generate up to £170 billion in export sales by 2030. The UK Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution targets the creation of 90,000 jobs across the UK within the life of the current Parliament, and up to 250,000 jobs by 2030.1

This guide provides an overview of the UK’s current ‘Clean Transport’ offer. Our focus is on accelerating the continued decarbonisation of transport networks, both domestically and internationally.

UK transport-related businesses can access a wealth of free support and services, provided by the UK government, to help them export successfully in a global economy that is rapidly becoming more sustainable.

Find out more about how you could benefit from the UK’s strengths in clean transport.

Clean Growth: one step towards a Green Industrial Revolution


Clean Growth reflects the ambition of the UK government’s comprehensive Ten Point Plan for the UK to invest in the development and implementation of clean technologies.

UK businesses are already exporting their innovative, world-leading products and services out onto the global stage to help meet the emissions targets set out in the Paris Agreement. UKEF is also supporting the Ten Point Plan supply chains, working with business to grow green UK industries and resilient, export focused supply chains.

Point 1 – Advancing Offshore Wind

Point 2 – Driving the Growth of Low-carbon Hydrogen

Point 3 – Delivering New and Advanced Nuclear Power

**Point 4 ** – Accelerating the Shift to Zero Emission Vehicles

Point 5 – Green Public Transport, Cycling and Walking

**Point 6 ** – Jet Zero and Green Ships

Point 7 – Greener Buildings

Point 8 – Investing in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

**Point 9 ** – Protecting Our Natural Environment

Point 10 – Green Finance and Innovation

View the UK government’s Ten Point Plan in full

Clean transport: the bigger picture

Clean transport refers to the low-carbon movement of people or goods by air, land and sea.

The Clean Transport Market: making travel less carbon intensive and more sustainable

Clear government policies and good transport infrastructure play a vital role in supporting the shift towards low-carbon-travel modes.

Clean Transport and Infrastructure: a move to enable sustainability

Transport, whether it’s on a local or trans-continental level, is essential to connecting people and places, and keeping trade and commerce moving and growing.

Clean Transport: satisfying the need for low-carbon fuels

The global transport sector is particularly challenging to decarbonise.

Green Finance and Professional Business Services: ensuring that clean transport gets the funding it deserves

As a global financial hub, the UK is a leading player in Green Finance.

Success stories

Read more about the UK’s clean growth transport capability success stories.