UK government launches plan to curb air pollution.

May 31, 2018

The British government announced on May 22, 2018 it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020, according to a Reuters report.

The new plan comes just days after the European Commission announced it would take Britain and five other European Union member states to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect air quality limits.

Under the EU’s Air Quality Directive, member states were supposed to comply with nitrogen dioxide emission limits in 2010 – or by 2015 if they delivered plans to deal with high levels of the gas, which is produced mainly by diesel engines.

The Commission said Britain had failed to respect curbs on nitrogen dioxide which is associated with respiratory and other illnesses.

The government said its plan was on top of a 3.5-billion-pound plan to reduce air pollution from road transport and diesel vehicles set out in July last year.

It would aim to halve the number of people living in locations where concentrations of particulate matter are above World Health Organization limits, the government said.

The government said its plan was on top of a 3.5-billion-pound plan to reduce air pollution from road transport and diesel vehicles set out in July last year.

It would aim to halve the number of people living in locations where concentrations of particulate matter are above World Health Organization limits, the government said.

What this means to you
The British government announced on May 22, 2018 it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020. The plan comes just after the European Commission announced it would take Britain and five other European Union member states to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect air quality limits

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