Submitted by Bill Bealey on Fri, 18/01/2019 - 11:29
Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched on January 14th, 2019 an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air and save lives. Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to public health in the UK - behind only cancer, obesity and heart disease - and the measures set out in the Clean Air Strategy will cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every year from 2030.
The Strategy sets out the comprehensive action that is required from across all parts of government and society to meet these goals. New legislation will create a stronger and more coherent framework for action to tackle air pollution.