air quality

Air quality is a life or death issue for Londoners

Leonie Cooper  |  11 August 2017

Today’s environment strategy is the first step in making Sadiq Khan’s green ambition for London a reality – and there is not a garden bridge gimmick in sight, writes Leonie Cooper AM Boris Johnson’s mayoral policies were rarely dull. From the two hundred million pounds garden bridge to the ‘much needed’ Thames cable car (used by …

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Clean air gives way to hot air

Alan Whitehead MP  |  1 August 2017

Air quality is one of the biggest climate emergencies of our time – and the government’s response has been sorely lacking, writes Alan Whitehead MP It really has not been third time lucky for the government in its increasingly desperate attempts to introduce an air quality strategy that tackles the United Kingdom’s continued breach of nitrogen oxide levels …

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2040 is a fatally long wait

Geraint Davies MP  |  28 July 2017

Forty thousand deaths caused by air pollution each year require urgent action, not platitudinous long-term promises Michael Gove cannot keep, argues Geraint Davies MP As is said too often, a week is a long time in politics. It would therefore be optimistic for the prime minister’s new environment secretary, Gove, to assume he still has a seat in …

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Miliband, Merkel and the f-word

Stephen Tindale  |  27 February 2014

What should Ed Miliband discuss in his meeting with Europe’s most powerful and successful politician, German chancellor Angela Merkel? The economy will rightly be top of the agenda. The German unemployment rate is 5.1 per cent, compared to 7.2 per cent in the UK. And Germany has fewer young people not in education or training. …

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