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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

  • 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

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    The Government has announced that 20 local authorities will share £40m funding as part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund. The support is based on the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme which was launched, with Government support by the LowCVP and EST in August 2017.

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    Smart charging innovation key to managing power impacts of EV uptake - report

    24 January 2018

    New research says that the UK's energy system will be able to cope with extra electricity demand from millions of electric vehicles providing effective smart charging innovations, some of which are now being trialled, are introduced. Aurora Energy Research says the number of EVs on Britain's road will rise from around 120,000 today to 10 million by 2035.

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    18 January 2018

    A new report by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) says that the global motor industry is facing a double hit of disruption from the rise of EVs and autonomous and shared driving. It says that over a fifth of profits are likely to shift to technology companies like Uber and Google by 2030. The report ranks 16 of the world’s largest publicly listed motor companies on readiness for a low carbon transition.

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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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