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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.

Submit your interest in the Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air Collaboration


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

  • Transport for London boosts funding for cleaner taxis by £24m

    Transport for London boosts funding for cleaner taxis by £24m

    15 February 2019

    Transport for London has announced that it will invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to zero and low emission vehicles to help tackle the capital's air quality problems and limit climate change. The funding will support drivers in switching to the latest electric vehicles or repowering existing models to LPG.

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  • Uber introduces 15p/mile fee to help fund driver EV uptake

    Uber introduces 15p/mile fee to help fund driver EV uptake

    16 January 2019

    Uber fares have risen by 15p mile in London this month, representing a 'clean air fee'. Uber expects to raise over £200m from the levy which will be used to support the transition of its drivers to electric vehicles over the next few years. The company says the first 20,000 drivers will upgrade to electric vehicles by the end of 2021.

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  • Government publishes Clean Air Strategy; long-term target to cut damaging pollutants

    Government publishes Clean Air Strategy; long-term target to cut damaging pollutants

    15 January 2019

    The Government has published a wide-ranging Clean Air Strategy with a focus on reducing people's exposure to five primary pollutants including particulate matter, which the World Health Organisation has identified as the most damaging pollutant. The strategy includes an 'ambitious, long-term' target to reduce exposure to fine primary particulate matter (PM2.5).

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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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