The overwhelming majority of drivers have noticed a positive improvement in local #air quality according to a survey into driver attitudes and behaviours during lockdown.
The survey, carried out by nationwide #electric car charge point installer Smart Home Charge, found almost all respondents noticed less congestion and noise pollution (99.3% and 88.3% respectively), with 98.3% agreeing that electric cars would help reduce noise pollution if they replaced petrol or diesel ve
#China is hosing the global #WorldEnvironmentDay celebrations on today (5 June 2019) with a theme of #air #pollution. Approximately seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about four million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions
On #WorldEnvironmentDay (5 June), #BureauVeritas has revealed that the next significant improvement in #air quality will be achieved by ‘a thousand small cuts’ in key #emissions. In April, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (#DEFRA), published its Clean Air Strategy 2019, setting out ambitious targets to halve the number of people living above the WHO guideline level for fine particulates (PM2.5) of 10 μg/m3 by 2025. The government hopes this will cut the
More than £3 million of government #funding has been awarded to 28 innovative projects to improve #air quality across local authorities in England. The money, from the government’s #Air Quality Grant, supports schemes which help councils develop and implement measures to benefit local communities. Proposals receiving funding include campaigns promoting greater awareness of pollution from domestic burning to encourage people to make more environmentally friendly choices; a pro