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Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air

A joint initiative between the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the Clean Air Alliance aims to help join up policy relating to climate change and air quality.

The news that London breached annual pollution limits in the first week of 2016, following the announcement that Government plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in five areas by 2020, provided the backdrop to the event which launched this initiative, jointly brokered by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the Clean Air Alliance on March 1st 2016.

The landmark climate agreement in Paris has also provided a new impetus for policy makers around the world to tackle climate change. Recent developments have pushed both air quality and climate up the political agenda. It is vital that both priorities are considered in the development of policy.

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The aims of the initiative

  • To demonstrate the climate change and air quality communities working hand-in-hand.
  • To show how many policies aimed at tackling climate change also serve to limit air pollution.
  • To help identify any areas of tension or confusion between the two agendas and explore how coordinated activity can help to resolve both, for the benefit of all.

High-level communiqué

This ground breaking collaboration featured the announcement on March 1st of a joint, high-level communiqué, agreed between the lower carbon and air quality communities and signed by fourteen organisations.

Download the high-level communiqué here


High-level Communiqué Signatories

  • CAAUK
  • Green Aliance
  • Institute of environmental sciences
  • Cenex
  • Imperial College
  • Kings London
  • SocioEnv
  • Environmental protection
  • Inst. mechanical engineers
  • Clean Air London
  • EIC
  • Deliver Change
  • TFGM
  • LowCVP

Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air latest news

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    Solving the Clean Air Zone conundrum: Clean Vehicle Retrofit Scheme provides key component of Defra's AQ plan

    03 August 2017

    [LowCVP Media Release] For a number of local authorities, the UK plan for tackling roadside NO2 concentrations presents a significant challenge, requiring them to improve poor air quality as quickly as possible. Whilst the latest ultra-clean Euro VI buses and advanced electrified options comfortably meet clean emission requirements, a significant majority of the older, existing bus fleet are seen as being a significant source of pollution and need a rapid and cost-effective solution.

    Launching today is the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)...

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  • Government announces 2040 end to conventional petrol & diesel car sales in response to emissions challenge

    Government announces 2040 end to conventional petrol & diesel car sales in response to emissions challenge

    26 July 2017

    In its latest, revised UK Air Quality Plan for tackling roadside NO2, the Government has announced that sales of conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans will end in 2040 and has reaffirmed the aim that almost every car and van on the road in 2050 will be zero emission.  In a bid to tackle air pollution in the short-term the Government has also announced a £255m fund to help local authorities develop plans to tackle emissions from dirty vehicles, as part of what it says is a £3bn package of spending on air quality.

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  • Government announces first phase of £246 million investment in battery technology

    Government announces first phase of £246 million investment in battery technology

    24 July 2017

    Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the launch of the first phase of a £246m government investment into battery technology. The development of UK capacity in battery technology is seen as a key element of the UK's industrial strategy.

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Submit your interest in the Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air Collaboration

If you would like to be involved in this initiative and/or be kept informed about developments, please complete the form. Alternatively, for further information, please contact The LowCVP via secretariat@lowcvp.org.uk or the Clean Air Alliance clean.air@the-alliance.uk

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