INDEPENDENT WATCHDOG

A truly independent environmental watchdog established by the government as soon as possible after the UK exits the European Union.

LEGISLATION

The government is currently preparing new clean air legislation as part of the Environment Bill being drawn up for when the UK exits the European Union. We want a commitment that World Health Organisation standards on air quality will be enshrined in this new law.

POWER FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

More powers to local authorities to tackle local sources of pollution, and to commit to providing adequate funding for this. We want the government to require the 45 local authorities which were the subject of a Client Earth court case to step up efforts to tackle dirty air.

 

SCHOOL STREETS

The introduction of as many School Streets road closure schemes as possible across London by local councils.

ULEZ

In London, the successful roll out of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the North and South Circular by 2021, and across all of London as soon as possible by the Mayor and City Hall.

DIESEL SCRAPPAGE

The introduction of a targeted diesel scrappage scheme by the government and financial incentives to help drivers make the switch from the most polluting vehicles to other modes of transport.

 
Jemima Hartshorn, centre, founder Mums for Lungs  Credit: Tom Edwards, BBC

Jemima Hartshorn, centre, founder Mums for Lungs

Credit: Tom Edwards, BBC