The government signed the ‘Clean Air Strategy’
14th January 2019
‘Countries have a legal obligation to ensure a healthy environment’.
‘Air pollution claims 7 million lives every year.’
4th March 2019
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
‘Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year.’ (70% attributed to road traffic emissions.)
11th March 2019
UK government committed to reduce emissions by 80% to reach its 2050 target.
14th March 2019
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Gothenburg Protocol: Which sets national emission limits for SO2 NOx NH3 and volatile organic compounds for countries to meet from 2010 onwards.
Amended 4th October 2019
AIR QUALITY NEWS
‘Highways England are failing to spend the £75 million pollution fund. Of the 8,865 miles of motorway and 2,571
major A roads most recent data suggest that over a third have illegal levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)’
7th November 2019
National Emission Ceiling Directive (2001/81/EC)
2008 Ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) – sets legally binding limits for concentrations in outdoor air of major air pollutants that impact public health such as particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) And nitrogen dioxide NO2)
The roundabouts of Fishbourne and Stockbridge at the A27 have already reached the highest emissions according to the data from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.