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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


Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air latest news

  • Mayor announces £25m polluting scrappage scheme for older cars as ULEZ reports positive start

    Mayor announces £25m polluting scrappage scheme for older cars as ULEZ reports positive start

    23 October 2019

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced a £25m ‘scrap for cash’ dirty vehicle scheme focused on older, dirty vehicles and specifically for low-income and disabled Londoners. The Mayor says that the scrappage scheme aims to help Londoners ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion in 2021 up to the North and South Circular roads.

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  • London's ULEZ to start on April 8; other cities announce CAZ plans

    London's ULEZ to start on April 8; other cities announce CAZ plans

    20 March 2019

    London's long-heralded Ultra Low Emission Zone will begin operating on 8 April. All vehicles operating on roads in the current Congestion Charge Zone will have to meet new, tighter emissions standards or pay a further daily charge to travel within the area. Several other UK cities - including Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds - have announced plans to introduce Clean Air Zones; with similar aims to London's ULEZ.

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  • WhatCar? research blames public 'knowledge gap' for slow sales of EVs

    WhatCar? research blames public 'knowledge gap' for slow sales of EVs

    19 March 2019

    Consumer motoring magazine WhatCar? says that new research based on a survey of 9000 motorists points to a lack of understanding which is stopping drivers from buying electric cars. However, whatcar.com traffic data also suggests that public interest in EVs is at record levels.

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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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