UK government launches ambitious new strategy to reduce pollution

Chapter 5 of the strategy is dedicated to reducing transport emissions and details numerous schemes that the government has implemented, and further initiatives that will begin soon.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has launched an ambitious new strategy to improve air quality, and commented: “The evidence is clear. While air quality has improved significantly in recent years, air pollution continues to shorten lives, harm our children and reduce quality of life.

“We must take strong, urgent action. Our ambitious strategy includes new targets, new powers for local government and confirms that our forthcoming Environment Bill will include new primary legislation on air quality.”