Government action plan on nitrogen dioxide pollution (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2011
Reference: 
2011/2116
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Government's consultation on reducing NO2 air pollution to below European limit values argues that "compliance in the London zone is currently expected to be achieved before 2025". Your Air Quality Strategy argues that compliance with the European limit values is possible by 2015 if the government takes the additional actions which you recommend. Do you still stand by that statement?

Answer

Answer for Government action plan on nitrogen dioxide pollution (1)

Answer for Government action plan on nitrogen dioxide pollution (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Discussions are continuing with the Government on the need for national measures if NO2 limit values are to be met in London by 2015. I hope that measures such as tax incentives for cleanest vehicles, scrappage programmes and retrofit schemes will be included in the Government's final action plan that will be published later this year. As such measures would extend far beyond London, it is not possible for the GLA to carry out accurate modelling for them. However, were the Government to include these measures in its final action plan, we would encourage them to carry out modelling into their impact in London.