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Writing off diesel

Posted by Areeba Hamid — 25 November 2016 at 4:25pm - Comments
Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London
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Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London

Every conversation about reducing urban air pollution revolves around how to cut down traffic, put charges on polluting vehicles to phase them out, introduce a targeted scrappage to help people get out of dirty cars into better alternatives, and put rules in place that will help reduce emissions from other polluting sources such as industry and construction. 

“May will need to make a choice between diesel cars or people’s lives”

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18 July, 2016

London, Greenpeace, in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), today released Lethal and Illegal (1), new air pollution research based on modelling from King’s College, that shows clean air will be a reality only if diesel vehicles are phased out altogether. The paper will be presented today at City Hall at an event attended by Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross, and representatives from the Royal College of Physicians and businesses.

New modelling based on transport emissions and air pollution data undertaken by King’s College as part of this project reveals that, even if London were to return to the lowest recorded level of diesel car ownership in the UK (around 10% of the car fleet in 1995), it would still not reach compliance with World Health Organisation guidelines and UK law by 2025.

Clean Air Now? Siân Berry Responds

Posted by Sian Berry — 29 April 2016 at 3:45pm - Comments
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The blog below written by Green Party candidate for the Mayor of London, Siân Berry. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We've also featured blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sadiq Khan (Labour).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now.



The power of good ideas – Green action on air pollution

Clean Air Now? Sadiq Khan Responds

Posted by Sadiq Khan — 25 April 2016 at 10:53am - Comments
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This blog below written by the Labour candidate for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We're also featuing blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

Clean Air Now? Caroline Pidgeon Responds

Posted by Caroline Pidgeon — 21 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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This blog below written by the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, Caroline Pidgeon. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now.


Getting real about tackling London’s air pollution

Clean Air Now? Zac Goldsmith Responds

Posted by Zac Goldsmith — 20 April 2016 at 11:55am - Comments
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This blog below written by the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now. 

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have

Posted by Aakash Naik — 18 April 2016 at 3:54pm - Comments
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It was Winston Churchill who famously said "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." We couldn't agree more, that's why we scaled 15 of London's most iconic statues to crystallise the importance of air pollution in the hearts and minds of politicians. 

40,000 lives are cut short by air pollution across the country, but David Cameron has the power to change things. Click here to demand action for clean air now!

Air Pollution

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Air Pollution is disgusting, dangerous and deadly. 40,000 lives were cut short by air pollution in the U.K. 10,000 of those deaths occurred in London alone. Whilst children, the elderly and sick and vulnerable people breathe in toxic air, politicians who have the power to change things are simply hiding their heads in the smog.  

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It's time for David Cameron to stop hiding in the smog!

Posted by Aakash Naik — 1 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We all need to get from A to B, to go to work, to take our children to school. But we shouldn't have to breathe toxic air in order to do so. The Government must develop an action plan to clean up our air, improve our journeys and save thousands of lives every year.


We desperately need a clean air action plan to save thousands of lives every year.
Here are five policy areas the government should focus on immediately.   

How green is your Budget?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 17 March 2016 at 1:06pm - Comments
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George Osborne presenting his Budget

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne, unveiled his latest budget and Jeremy Corbyn took the Prime Minister to task on his clean energy policies during Prime Minister's Question Time.  Yesterday's budget revealed at a sugar tax, a new theatre in Merseyside, and more cuts but what did yesterday’s parliamentary business tell us about the environment?