NO2 legal compliance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1612
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you make a commitment to bring London's Nitrogen Dioxide pollution levels within legal limits by 2020?

Answer

Answer for NO2 legal compliance

Answer for NO2 legal compliance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was elected on a mandate to improve air quality, which results in the death of the equivalent of almost 10,000 of our fellow Londoners each year.

The Government's national air quality action plan states compliance with NO2 legal limits will be achieved by 2025. I do not believe this is ambitious enough.

In my first week in office I announced a policy consultation on a major package of measures to tackle air pollution which I expect to launch in the coming weeks. These measures, when combined with support and national action from Government, will ensure London meets EU legal standards for air quality as soon as possible while improving public health and reducing inequalities.