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Emissions-based road charging by 2018 and paid to walk or cycle by 2020

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New deal for taxi drivers that delivers the ‘Eight point transformation package’ proposed by Clean Air in London and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Private hire vehicles must meet the same emission standards as taxis and pay the congestion charge … Continue reading

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Eight point transformation package for the taxi and PHV industry

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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) and Clean Air in London (CAL) invite the Mayor to commit to an ‘Eight point transformation package’ for the taxi and private hire industry in London for the benefit of current and future generations … Continue reading

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Defra condemned for proposals scrapping local air pollution monitoring

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Consultation on proposals to improve local air quality management (LAQM) in England Defra is proposing modified Option 3 from its 2013 consultation on LAQM (now Option 1), that was rejected by over 18,000 people and organisations, and to scrap ‘Further … Continue reading

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Clean Air in Cities Awards 2014

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Clean Air in Cities Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality London Air Quality Network receives award and special mention  John Tomlinson becomes an Honorary Founder Supporter Clean Air in London (CAL) announces its second annual Clean Air in … Continue reading

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Stop hiding air pollution and ban diesel exhaust in two stages to 2020 as coal was banned 60 years ago

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Ultra low emission zone: Diesel exhaust is the problem; and banning it is the solution Transport for London is expected to propose the Euro 6 standard for diesel and the Euro 4 standard for petrol for the Central Congestion Charging … Continue reading

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Effective local action on air pollution in London

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Presentation at Mapping for Change conference ‘Effective local action on air pollution in London’ at University College London on 17 April 2013. Details at: http://www.mappingforchange.org.uk/mapping-for-change-to-host-air-pollution-conference-in-april/ Useful links https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon and https://www.facebook.com/CleanAirLondon 1.  Keith Taylor’s guide: ‘Air Pollution: The Invisible Killer’ http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/air-pollution/ 2.  Smog … Continue reading

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Clean Air in London Awards 2013

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Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, receives award and special mention Inaugural Clean Air in London Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality Keith Taylor MEP (Green) joins four MEPs and others as … Continue reading

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Tube dust is not ‘safe’

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Health and Environment Committee air quality work programme  Clean Air in London (CAL) congratulates the Health and Environment Committee (Committee) on the publication of ‘Air pollution in London – Issues paper’.  The paper provides a clear, concise summary of current … Continue reading

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Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013

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Known health and other impacts of air pollution have risen much faster than levels of air pollution have fallen 1.      What is the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013? The European Commission (Commission) has announced that 2013 is the ‘Year of … Continue reading

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Public Health Presents…

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Presentation titled ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ to Public Health Presents – the tri-borough public health forum for the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster – on 27 November 2012

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Boroughs should consider urgently declaring new Air Quality Management Areas

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Clean Air in London considers Brent, Bromley, Hillingdon, Lewisham, Newham and Sutton should consider urgently declaring Air Quality Management Areas or extending existing ones The Greater London Authority (GLA) has released details of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in London … Continue reading

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Building public understanding of air pollution

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Presentations at Masterclass at Public Service Events conference titled ‘Public health: an update and way forward’ on 24 October 2012.  See: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/masterclass-client/224/public-health/4279 Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, on ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ CAL … Continue reading

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Directors of Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards urged to act on air pollution

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OPEN LETTER Dear Directors of Public Health and members of Health and Wellbeing Boards ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking ‘Clean Air in London’ urges you to: ensure your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment considers air … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ congratulates Policy Exchange on ‘Something in the Air’

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The blockbuster report shows: over 85% of the areas with England’s worst air pollution are in London; diesel exhaust is at the heart of air pollution problems in cities; the vulnerable are much more likely to be exposed to air … Continue reading

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Boris gets ‘nul points’

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Vote for Jenny Jones (Green) or Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat); and give your second preference to Ken Livingstone (Labour).  Boris Johnson offers no new policies to reduce air pollution and has shown he does not understand the health impacts Perhaps … Continue reading