air pollution

New London Mayor calls for action against air pollution

The new Mayor of London has filed legal documents and will give evidence against the UK Government over air pollution in the capital. The case against the Government is due to their lack of action against air pollution and will be the second time environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have launched legal procedures.

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn has joined the battle because he believes the Government should have more incorporated into their Air Quality Plan (AQP) that would help the capital clean up its air.

Clean air zones to be set up in five UK cities

Clean air zones will be set up in Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Southampton and Derby under plans to cut carbon emissions. The new plans will discourage heavily polluting diesel vehicles such as buses, taxis and lorries from entering the city centres. Park and rides schemes will be implemented, as well as increased infrastructure for electric vehicles and cleaner fuels.