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Greater Manchester’s air pollution problem presents health and environmental challenges to the conurbation.

Friends of the Earth is part of the Healthy Air Campaign.

See Air Quality Information and Resources page for more details.

 



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      Government ordered to publish Air Quality Plans – Friends of the Earth reaction

      Friends of the Earth welcomes today’s High Court decision to order the government to publish its draft Air Quality Plans after the local elections, putting people’s health before political process. The government was mandated to produce a draft Air Quality Plan … Continue reading

      27th Apr 2017
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      Manchester doctors, teachers and religious leaders call for air pollution action

      Doctors, teachers, religious leaders and academics from Manchester have called on the city’s mayoral candidates to commit to cleaning up the city’s illegal levels of air pollution. Doctors from University Hospital of South Manchester, academics from the University of Manchester … Continue reading

      25th Apr 2017
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      Outrageous delay to new draft Air Quality Plan – says Friends of the Earth

      The delay to publication of the government’s draft Air Quality Plan, due today, is appallingly bad for people’s health, say Friends of the Earth, as the environmental charity demands a Plan that will deliver clean air everywhere.

      24th Apr 2017
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      Almost half of Britons back restrictions on polluting cars, only 18% opposed – as Friends of the Earth calls for government commitment to clean air everywhere

      Government Air Quality Plan expected this week Environmental charity urges government to act on dirty diesel The government is being urged by Friends of the Earth to act on dirty diesel vehicles in its soon-to-be-published draft air quality plan after … Continue reading

      11th Apr 2017
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes GM pledge to meet World Health Organisation air pollution target by 2030

      Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the announcement that Greater Manchester has become the UK’s first member of the ‘BreatheLife’ cities network, and has pledged to achieve the World Health Organisation’s strict air quality guidelines by 2030. [1]

      5th Apr 2017
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      New scheme to rate cars on real-world air pollution impact – Friends of the Earth reaction

      Responding to today’s (29 March) announcement that the Mayors of London and Paris are introducing a scheme to rate cars based on their real-world emissions and impact on air quality, Oliver Hayes, Friends of the Earth’s air pollution campaigner, said: … Continue reading

      29th Mar 2017
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      Ask your MEPs to clean up vehicle testing (Campaign for Better Transport)

      In April 2017, MEPs have a real chance to do something about air pollution from vehicles – let’s make sure they take it. 

      17th Mar 2017
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      Budget: 45% of motorists say they would be likely to switch to cleaner vehicle if government provided financial incentive

      Friends of the Earth renewed its call on the Chancellor to introduce a scrappage scheme for the dirtiest diesel cars after a survey it commissioned with YouGov revealed that nearly half of car-owning British adults (45%) would be likely to … Continue reading

      6th Mar 2017
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      Public to measure UK air pollution in huge citizen science project

      Friends of the Earth’s citizen science project to measure air pollution hopes to become biggest of its kind, as survey reveals only 1 in 10 think their air quality is bad.

      1st Mar 2017
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      Revealed: only 6% people in the North West think their air quality is bad despite toxic levels of air pollution in the region

        Birkenhead, Greater Manchester and Liverpool are all breaching legal air pollution limits Today Friends of the Earth launch nationwide citizen science air pollution experiment Friends of the Earth is calling on people across the North West to take part … Continue reading

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