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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

Lower Carbon, Cleaner Air latest news

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    LowCVP points the way to future freight strategy

    16 May 2018

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership – the stakeholder group established to accelerate the shift to low emission road transport – is overseeing a programme of robust comparative testing of the latest, most innovative commercial vehicle technologies targeted at emissions reduction and fuel saving.

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  • Tackling climate change will also cut air pollution, improve public health says King's College study

    Tackling climate change will also cut air pollution, improve public health says King's College study

    30 April 2018

    New analysis by King's College London, published in The Lancet, finds that meeting the UK's Climate Change Act commitments could cut nitrogen dioxide air pollution by up to 60% and lead to improved public health. The Climate Change Act requires the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.

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  • £220m Clean Air Fund launched by UK government

    £220m Clean Air Fund launched by UK government

    23 March 2018

    A £220 million Clean Air Fund has been released to tackle roadside emissions, and forms part of a £260 million plus package from the government to improve air quality. The £220m fund is available to local authorities to support a range of initiatives to support individuals and businesses affected by Clean Air zones plans.  A wide range of potential approaches are available and the published document highlights several case studies including support for mitigation measures such as retrofitting and new vehicle purchase, as well as possible support for conversion to LPG, upgrading to electric vehicles or local upgrade schemes.

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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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