Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (2)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What new actions do you propose to take to reduce NO2 levels in London as a result of the recent UK Supreme Court Judgement that London's air pollution is in breach of Article 13 of the EU Air Quality Directive in relation to NO2?


Answer for Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (2)

Answer for Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I refer the Assembly Member to my answer to his previous question (MQ1296) in regard to the ambitious package of measures I have introduced since becoming the Mayor. Furthermore, on 13th February I announced a package of additional air quality measures to be delivered in my second term and up to 2020, including:

- a new Ultra Low Emission Zone for central London from 2020, subject to a feasibility study - retiring the remaining 900 oldest Euro III buses in TfL's fleet and replacing them with ultra-low emission Euro VI buses - accelerating the roll out of hybrid buses, with 1,600 on the road by 2016 including 600 of my iconic New Bus for London. This is equivalent to around 20 per cent of TfL's bus fleet - new measures to reduce emissions and clean up construction sites - retrofitting a further 24,000 homes, public buildings and schools with energy efficiency measures - introducing a new £20m Mayor's Air Quality Fund to support the boroughs in tackling local air quality hotspots.