Air Pollution

How can we address the challenge of air pollution?

Your latest stories addressing air pollution

Filtered Neighbourhood

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

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Power Circle

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

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

Redbridge Council partnership

Planning and delivering connected community greening projects over three years.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesigning playground areas using green infrastructure to improve air quality.

  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Bold Forest Park

Creating and maintaining an area of opportunity for rural investment in the visitor economy.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Sefton Coast Woodlands

Safeguarding the long-term future of a cherished and economically important landscape.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Think big locally

Why 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.

All Related Initiatives

Filtered Neighbourhood

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

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Power Circle

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

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

Redbridge Council partnership

Planning and delivering connected community greening projects over three years.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesigning playground areas using green infrastructure to improve air quality.

  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Bold Forest Park

Creating and maintaining an area of opportunity for rural investment in the visitor economy.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Sefton Coast Woodlands

Safeguarding the long-term future of a cherished and economically important landscape.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Slow Ways

Inspiring people to walk between Great Britain’s towns and cities.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Norwich Car-Free Day

Showing, for a day, how Norwich could be with vastly fewer cars: quieter, safer, and cleaner.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Car-Free School Streets

Making streets outside schools free from cars for pupils at the start and end of the school day.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Anti-Idling Toolkit

Putting a stop to idling engines in local neighbourhoods.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

WOW Year-Round Walk To School Challenge

Encouraging more children to walk to school on a regular basis.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Community Street Audits

Evaluating the quality of streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
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