UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 10th February 2018 by Claire Haigh.

Session 1: The role of bus in reducing emissions Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys We are facing a public health emergency.  It may be too early to quantify just how serious our air quality crisis is, but we already know that it’s causing 50,000 early deaths a year.  Whilst not as visible as the…

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Greener Journeys responds to Leeds City Council Clean Air Zone announcement

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 6th December 2017

Leeds City Council have announced plans to introduce a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ). A report will be presented to the council’s executive board on Wednesday 13 December outlining a consultation plan on a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) all roads within the outer ring road, with the motorways acting as the southern…

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A Step Change for Air Quality

A Step Change for Air Quality

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 27th October 2017 by Claire Haigh.

This week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, took the biggest step towards improving London’s air quality since the introduction of the congestion charge 14 years ago. The capital’s air quality has frequently breached EU limits in recent years but the Mayor’s courageous decision to introduce the toxicity charge shows that he is serious about…

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Greener Journeys responds to relaunch of Joint Air Quality Inquiry

Greener Journeys responds to relaunch of Joint Air Quality Inquiry

Published on: 12th October 2017

The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees have re-launched their joint inquiry into improving air quality to scrutinise the Government’s plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, said: “It is encouraging to hear that four…

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Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Air Quality Plans

Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Air Quality Plans

Published on: 26th July 2017

The government has published its final revised UK Air Quality Plan, announcing that petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned by 2040. The government has announced a £255m fund to help tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, but falls short of introducing charges for polluting vehicles in Clean Air Zones. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive…

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Government Air Quality Plan under threat from Congestion Crisis

Published on: 15th June 2017

Average traffic speeds in UK’s busiest cities will fall from 17mph to 12mph by 2030 as road delays double Halving average city traffic speed equal to 50% increase in emissions from larger vehicles Diesel cars are responsible for the largest share (41%) of NOx emissions from road transport The Government’s plan to improve air quality…

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Tackling Pollution and Congestion

Published on: 15th June 2017

This report examines the Government’s plans to tackle poor air quality. The key conclusion is that while it is essential to clean up diesel vehicles, it is also crucial that congestion and the continual decline in urban traffic speeds across the UK is tackled. Congestion is not just a drag on the economy, it kills.…

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Kristijonas Dirse

Greener Journeys responds to Government Air Quality Plan

Published on: 5th May 2017

The Government has today published its draft air quality plan, detailing how it intends to reduce air pollution which causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths per year in the UK. The Government has committed to establishing a Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme and offering further investment in retrofitting alongside additional support for low emission buses.…

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David Holt

Greener Journeys responds to High Court ruling on Government Air Quality Plans

Published on: 27th April 2017

The High Court has ruled that the government must publish its plans to tackle air pollution by 9 May. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport campaign, said: “We welcome the High Court’s decision to put the UK’s health ahead of political expediency. Air quality is a public health emergency that causes…

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