DEFRA Publish a Draft Clean Air Strategy for the UK
Last year DEFRA published plans for reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the UK, setting out our approach to meeting the statutory limits for NO2. On 22nd May 2018 DEFRA published its draft for a Clean Air Strategy outlining their ambitions relating to reducing air pollution in the round, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy. In this draft strategy, DEFRA set a clear direction for future air quality policies and goals. The strategy sits alongside three other important UK government strategies: UK Industrial Strategy, UK Clean Growth Strategy and the UK 25 Year Environment Plan. It can be downloaded here or viewed below.
The draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 sets out actions to improve air quality by reducing pollution from a wide range of sources. It affects a broad range of sectors and touches on the interests of many. DEFRA would like views on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects, and to hear whether individuals, companies and organisations have any further suggestions. We will await the next stages of this important initiative.