Air Quality Strategy 3

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3487
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you consider your Air Quality Strategy an ambitious one? What aspirations does it contain?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality Strategy 3

Answer for Air Quality Strategy 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My draft Air Quality Strategy is an ambitious one. My vision, as set out in my Strategy is to protect the health of Londoners and increase their quality of life by significantly improving the quality of the air they breathe. That challenge is a great one and my Strategy sets out a range of measures to achieve this.

The Strategy sets out a range of measures that will reduce PM10 emissions in central London by up to 35 per cent by 2015, and from road transport across the whole of London by 40%. My strategy also contains measures to reduce NOx emissions by up to 40% by 2015 in London.

The Strategy is out to consultation with the London Assembly and I am looking forward to hearing further suggestions for improving the Strategy.