Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in Business Green.
Business Green’s article focused on several policy recommendations, particularly raising fuel duty and scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) for ultra-low emission vehicles.
Co-author of the report and researcher at Bright Blue William Nicolle was quoted as saying:
“Stronger evidence has emerged in recent years about the detrimental impact of air pollution to human health, the economy and the environment," he said.
"Consequently, there is growing public and political pressure for tougher action to reduce levels of air pollution in the UK. The UK government needs new, ambitious legal limits, legal responsibilities, and policies on air pollution. This country should aspire to be a global leader on yet another environmental issue, and strive to become the country with the cleanest air in urban areas in the developed world."