Air pollution

Take a deep breath: the facts about air pollution in the U.K. are shocking. Air pollution is one of the U.K.’s (and the world’s) biggest killers, linked to up to 36,000 premature deaths a year in this country. Breathing in air pollution is especially bad for young children whose lungs are still developing – but we are all affected. Cutting air pollution has direct benefits for our health and on workplace productivity, drives green innovation and the shift to renewables, and should cut congestion by reducing traffic levels. Less localised air pollution would make our cities and towns more attractive places for everyone to live and work.

What are people saying?

What are the latest initiatives?

Filtered Neighbourhood

Link backstreets for cyclists and pedestrians to create safer, more efficient routes.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport

Yealm Community Energy

Generating clean energy that generates significant local community funds.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Power Circle

To make clean energy affordable to all, helping all sections of the community to benefit.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Circular Economy