Clean Air in London, has published its manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections on 3 May 2012. Titled ‘Manifesto for ‘clean air in London’’, the manifesto lists five themes, 12 key policy areas and 45 measures needing to taken by the Mayor and London Assembly over the next four years.
Photo: Summer Smog. Taken from the Green Group’s offices in City Hall on 12 April 2011
The manifesto lists out a five point plan for ‘clean air in London’
Five point plan for ‘clean air in London’
The Mayor must protect the health of Londoners and ensure full compliance with UK and European air quality laws throughout London (not least before fines become payable).
The Mayor must:
• Lead the fight to improve London’s air by championing the tightening of health and legal protections, ensuring good governance and improving public understanding of poor air quality
• Clean up London’s transport by reducing traffic emissions, cleaning up public transport, reducing emissions from non-road mobile machinery and supporting active travel
• Build a low emission city by using planning powers and other opportunities to reduce emissions from buildings and improve indoor air quality
• Protect the most vulnerable through a focus on children, the elderly, the poor and ethnic minorities
• Ensure a legacy from the Olympic Games by delivering a low emission Olympics and more
The manifesto describes 45 measures in 12 key policy areas under these five themes and this article highlights the main points from the Manifesto.