The ending of free workplace parking along with a minimum parking charge in all urban areas are among the measures the Government could look at to cut transport carbon emissions.

Congestion charges for journeys across "marked cordons" might also be on the cards in what are termed "a collective basket of measures" that could collectively achieve a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint.

An increase in fuel costs by up 65% by 2030 compared to 2018 prices is viewed as another way to "disincentivise private vehicle use".

The measures are contained in a plan for each sector to deliver the Government's Climate Action targets.

The details are still being discussed by a Cabinet committee today and the plan is set to go before a full meeting of Government tomorrow afternoon.

The plan aims to encourage other forms of travel by possibly having more car free urban centres and improving school transport options.

Under this plan by 2030 there would be a 25% cut to daily car journeys, a 50% increase in walking and cycling journeys and a 130% increase in the number of public transport journeys every day.

There is also expected to be a target to cut fuel usage by 50% over the next eight years.

The Government will aim to have 30% of cars as electric vehicles by 2030.

This would mean that there would be 845,000 private electric vehicles and 95,000 commercial ones by the end of the decade.

A Government spokesperson said options like congestion charges and the ending of free workplace parking are not being "pursued at present" and are based on "modeling assumptions".

However, the plan when it is agreed later today is expected to recommend reducing public sector parking where there is good public transport.

This would be done to demonstrate leadership.

Also minimum car parking requirements near public buildings could be removed if there is a good public transport service nearby.

Plus in areas well serviced by public transport there would be less on street car parking spaces and local authorities would be asked to begin moving towards the "market pricing" of car parking.