House of Commons
Environment Bill: air quality enforcement
EDM #186
Tabled 13 February 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes that, according to the Royal College of Physicians, air pollution accounts for 64,000 premature deaths at a cost of £20 billion each year; further notes that enforceable EU air pollution targets will no longer apply after 1 January 2021, that the Government has accepted World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution guidelines; and calls on the Government to include in the Environment Bill the requirement that PM2.5 reaches the WHO guideline annual mean concentration of 10 µg/m3 by 2030 with interim targets of 12 µg/m3 by 2025 and 15 µg/m3 2021, and urges that these limits are enforced by the proposed Office for Environmental Protection through fines that are then paid to the NHS towards the health costs of air pollution and to local authorities to reduce air pollution.

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