Air Quality

European Parliament Takes Big Step Towards Tackling Air Pollution, But the UK Government Is Taking Us Two Steps Back

Seb Dance | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Seb Dance

The current system isn't working and status quo is not an option. The government needs to stop being the mouthpiece of industry and get on with the job of protecting the British people. It's time to deal with this invisible killer once and for all.

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

David Cameron's Ideological Assault on the Environment Could Have Catastrophic Consequences Beyond Our Own Borders

Seb Dance | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Our current political leaders, whether we support them on other matters or not, must not abdicate themselves from showing the leadership the world so desperately needs.

Europe Is Taking Action on Air Pollution: But Will London's Mayor Follow Our Lead

Seb Dance | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Yesterday morning the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted for strong and comprehensive measures to combat air pollution, strengthening current laws limiting emissions on harmful pollutants for Member States.

Londoners Deserve Better Air

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

These economic priorities will run in concert with, not be road-blocked by, my desire to make London a greener place to live and work. That must be the balanced approach that any Mayor makes to the capital's multi-faceted challenges, and I look forward to showing why I am uniquely suited to rise to that task.

A Right to Clean Air

Darren Hall | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Darren Hall

Picture the scene of a man stood atop a tank breaking a Palestinian flag over his knee, familiar imagery from the West Bank or the Gaza Strip? No, thi...

Veiled Threats and Angry Letters - The Moment the Mayor's Office Snapped

Murad Qureshi | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

This latest episode in the air pollution debate signifies how politically toxic accusations against the Mayor's air pollution policies have become. Clearly, if you dare to question the Mayor's commitment to the issue you might find yourself on the receiving end of an angry letter and veiled threats...

Labour Will Champion The Green Agenda In Government

Maria Eagle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Eagle

I believe that if politics is about anything, it should be about improving people's lives and bequeathing something better to our children than we ourselves inherited. If internationalism is about anything, it is about doing that for people around the world regardless of where they live. That's what environmentalism and sustainability mean to me.

Government Runs Rough-Shod Over Residents on Aircraft Noise

Murad Qureshi | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

When the Government published its aviation policy framework in draft form, it asked the right questions about noise, air quality and climate change, but the final version fails to deliver on these. It is disappointing that so few of the recommendations we and others made have been taken up by the Government.

Will Beijing 2008 Still be the Greenest Games Ever?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Anders Lorenzen

When London won the Olympic bid, it was claimed that these would be the 'greenest Olympics ever'. While there have been some important green strides, some of which undoubtedly can be used to inform future major sporting events, it's been disappointing that so many of the initial green pledges have since been dropped.

Say No to Boris, London's Environment Demands It

Damien Clarkson | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

Tomorrow us Londoners have to choose who will be our Mayor for the next four years. As a green I wish Jenny Jones was heading for a huge victory but I am realistic and know that a strong vote for green candidates in the London assembly is probably the best we can hope for this time around.

You Can't Buy Green Cool Boris

Damien Clarkson | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

With Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, I believe we would be gambling with the environmental wellbeing for future generations. The time for comedy interviews and PR stunt has ended, let's elect a Mayor ready to listen to people not big business.

Tom Zeller Jr.

On Poor Air Quality, We Face 'Perfect Storm' In 2012 - Or Do We? | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK

Last Wednesday at the View Tube, an arts and community center in East London within clear view of the nascent 2012 Olympic site, the artist Faisal Abd...