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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

  • New WLTP test is good news for motorists

    New WLTP test is good news for motorists

    29 August 2018

    (LowCVP comment) A lot has changed since the ‘New European Drive Cycle’ (NEDC) official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions standardised laboratory test was introduced in 1992. Back then, the Ford Escort was the UK’s best-selling car and it would be eight years before the first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, launched in Europe (and another 18 until the electric Nissan Leaf appeared). So it is perhaps not surprising that the 25-year-old NEDC test is now considered somewhat out of date. 

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  • Which? survey finds 80% of diesel cars exceed emissions limit in latest tests

    Which? survey finds 80% of diesel cars exceed emissions limit in latest tests

    17 August 2018

    Tests of 61 modern diesel cars by Which? since the start of 2017 found 47 of them (77%) exceeded the Euro 6 emissions limit of 0.08g/km of NOx  (oxides of nitrogen), despite having passed official standards. On average, the diesel cars tested under the 'real world' tests carried out by Which? produced 0.27g/km of NOx – nearly three and a half times the existing official Euro 6 limit.

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  • APC announces £20m funding for low emission propulsion development projects

    APC announces £20m funding for low emission propulsion development projects

    12 August 2018

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced its 11th funding competition through which £20 million is available to support the development of low carbon propulsion technology.

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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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