Air Quality Action Plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0450
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your answer to MQ 2016/0057 what additional support are you currently lobbying for from the UK Government and European institutions?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality Action Plan

Answer for Air Quality Action Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I continue to make the case that improving air quality is not just a job for us in London. It needs action at all levels of government. My air quality manifesto outlined the support London needs to meet legal limits and to have the best air quality of any city. This can be found at:

 

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/environment-publications/mayors-air-quality-manifesto

 

Alongside other major cities in Europe, we are particularly lobbing the European Commission to learn from its past failures and to make sure the latest Euro 6 vehicle emission standard works in ‘real world’ driving conditions.

 

I have also published the GLA’s response to Defra’s consultation. This can be found at:

 

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/gla_response_to_defra_aq_action_plan_final.pdf.