What Can London do to Improve its Air Quality?


English: view from Grange Road over parts of S...

English: view from Grange Road over parts of SE London Haze / air pollution is quite apparent even at 9/ 10 o’clock on a bright and breezy day (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Air pollution in London – issues paper(19 page pdf, Health and Environment Committee,  London Assembly, D3ec. 10, 2012)

Also discussed here: Air pollution in London – issues paper(Health and Environment Committee, London Assembly, D3ec. 10, 2012)

London’s air pollution continues to be a concern for local and national authorities following the 2012 Olympic Games when it was a major issue (as it was in Beijing China in the last summer games four years earlier) with over 4,000 premature deaths each year in the city and health impacts across the UK of  to £20 billion a year. Today, we review a report from the City of London’s Health and Environment Committee on how bad it is from measurements by the 100 monitors and what is needed to have improvements. The focus of recommendations is to reduce particulate pollution by further controls on diesel vehicles, focus attention on NO2 vehicle emissions which exceeded the EU threshold of 40 ugm/m3 concentration at all roadside monitoring locations and find ways to increase walking and cycling instead of driving.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE

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