Clean Air Strategy puts UK ‘on track’ for 2030 emissions goals

New measures to cut emissions of five major air pollutants should bring the UK in line with its commitments to slash air pollution by 2030, according to DEFRA forecasts.

In a document setting out its National Air Pollution Control Programme, the department has indicated that UK-wide emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, particulate matter (PM2.5) and ammonia are set to fall to within 2030 limits if January’s Clean Air Strategy is successfully implemented. Those emissions will fall further if the devolved administrations make good on their own air quality policies, the document states.

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