Royal College of Physicians writes to Baroness Jenny Jones

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has written to Baroness Jenny Jones to express its strong support for legally enforceable targets to reduce the amount of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The RCP's letter also summarised the findings of its 2016 report (with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), ‘Every breath we take’, which …

Second reading of Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill – 8 July

On 8 July, the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill - Ella's Law - will receive its second reading in the House of Lords. This is the first opportunity for members of the Lords to debate the key principles and main purpose of a bill and to flag up any concerns or specific areas where they …

London Mayor Sadiq Khan expresses strong support for Ella’s Law

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has expressed strong support for the Clean Air (Human RIghts) Bill: "We know that the health burden of exposure to air pollution falls most often on the poorest and most deprived neighbourhoods. This is a social and racial justice issue, and no-one should have their health or life chances …

Clean Air Day on Thursday 16 June

All over the country, campaigners will be taking action on Clean Air Day, demonstrating large-scale support for clean air and urging decision-makers to implement the system changes needed. Find out about a Clean Air Day event near you.

‘Ella’s law’ bill seeks to establish right to clean air in UK

From The Guardian: A new clean air law is starting out in parliament after the Green party peer Jenny Jones won first place in the House of Lords ballot for private members’ bills. Named Ella’s law, as a tribute to nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah who died from asthma induced by air pollution, the bill would establish a right to …

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