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Topic: Environment

Lethal but legal: Air pollution from domestic burning

The levels of air pollution to which domestic burning in the home is a prime contributor are lethal but legal. Up until very recently, public policy has focused on the lethal and illegal concentrati...

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Tackling air pollution is both a challenge and an opportunity

The government’s commitment to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans after 2040 is a welcome move. This is because it provides an explicit signal to drivers and manufacture...

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Government should devolve new scrappage scheme to local areas

Today the UK government has received as final warning over repeated breaches of air pollution limits in sixteen areas. This comes after 220 doctors warned yesterday that the government that failing...

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Lethal and illegal: Solving London’s air pollution crisis

London's air pollution is a deadly and mounting public health problem – one that demands immediate as well as long-term action from the city's new mayor, and from Westminster. Our report sets out...

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Lethal and illegal: London’s air pollution crisis

Air pollution is a huge and growing public health problem for the UK, and for London in particular. Across the UK as many as 40,000 deaths a year are attributed to outdoor air pollution, and it is...

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As mayor, Sadiq Khan must reinvent London as a global green city

Dear Mr Khan, You will have a stacked in-tray of challenges on your first day in City Hall – from the housing crisis to transport – but one of the fundamental issues that will determine the...

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London: Global green city

The mayor of London elected in May 2016 will face formidable environmental challenges. London’s air pollution is lethal and illegal, responsible for more illness and premature deaths than alcohol or...

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Zero-carbon London: A plan for the next mayoral term

London is not on pace to meet its current emissions target, a 60 per cent reduction by 2025. We call on the next mayor of London to pick up the pace – and provide a plan for how they could pursue an...

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