How should the Environment Bill improve air quality?

The forthcoming Environment Bill presents a vital opportunity to respond to growing public and medical concern about air pollution, a parliamentary group has been told. Gareth Simkins hears what the experts have to say.

Last week, four experts sat down in Westminster’s Portcullis House to discuss what needs to be in the Environment Bill so that it secures long-term improvements for air quality.

The bill presents a “a key moment for air pollution… we really need to make sure that we do this right”, said ClientEarth air quality lawyer Katie Nield. Although the Clean Air Strategy hints at the government’s plans for air quality policy, we are “still in the dark” on the detail, she told the gathering, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution.

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