As the government prepares to announce a possible earlier ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, campaigners warn ministers not to be “duped” by plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs) and exempt them from an earlier phase out, as studies show that they’re two and a half times more polluting than official tests indicate.
A coalition of environment and transport organisations are calling on the government to prioritise cycling and walking, as a YouGov poll shows more than two-thirds of people are concerned about a post-lockdown return of high air pollution levels
Ahead of the upcoming general election campaign the UK’s largest environmental groups, as well as human rights, development, faith and health organisations have set out a series of demands for party leaders in order to tackle the climate and nature emergencies.
A major loophole in the Environment Bill will give the government nearly two decades to meet future legally-binding targets.
The heads of 30 schools across London have welcomed the introduction of the Ultra-low Emission Zone (ULEZ) coming into force today and called on Sadiq Khan for further action to tackle the threat of air pollution
German car giant is planning to launch the last generation of petrol and diesel cars in 2026
Phase-out is required for Europe to stay within carbon budget for keeping global warming within 1.5 degrees
Greenpeace air pollution campaigners and medical professionals have blocked more than 800 Volkswagen staff from entering the company’s office in Milton Keynes.
Campaigners and medics end the peaceful blockade following agreement