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Call for evidence

Call for evidence

  1. Did the UK Government’s 2019 Air Quality Strategy set out an effective and deliverable strategy to tackle the UK’s poor air quality and address the issues raised in our 2018 report? Has the UK Government put in place the necessary structures and resources to deliver its strategy?   
  2. Will the Environment Bill provide England with a robust legal framework to define and enforce air quality limits?  
  3. What progress had the UK Government made on reducing air pollution and enforcing legal pollution limits before the Covid-19 pandemic? 
  4. What does the early evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic say about the impact of poor air quality on health, and health inequalities for disadvantaged communities and other at-risk groups, and possible policy responses?
  5. What are the current and emerging risks and opportunities for air quality posed by:

a) Short-term policy and societal changes in response to the pandemic, for example changes to transport to reduce the risk of transmission, and; 

b) Medium and long-term actions to promote economic recovery.

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