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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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      A6 Buxton Road (High Lane) – On carriageway cycle lane (23rd Feb: deadline for comments)

      See text below from Stockport Council regarding a consultation on the A6 Buxton Road (High Lane) – On carriageway cycle lane. The closing date for responses is Friday 23rd February 2018.

      13th Feb 2018

      New UK emissions data: UK transport sector stuck in the slow lane on tackling climate change

      Minister urged to get tougher on slashing climate-wrecking emissions UK transport sector is still failing to play its part in tackling climate change, says Friends of the Earth as official figures  revealed a reduction in UK greenhouse gas emissions in … Continue reading

      6th Feb 2018

      Friends of the Earth reacts to declining diesel car sales

      “Policy confusion” not responsible for falling diesel car sales

      5th Feb 2018

      UK reaches annual air pollution limits before the end of January: reaction from Friends of the Earth

      Live air pollution data shows that less than one month into 2018 London has once again reached annual legal limits for the entire year

      30th Jan 2018

      Government to appear in court once again over its continued failure to tackle toxic air: reaction from Friends of the Earth

      The UK Government will appear at the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning (25th January) as plans to tackle air pollution in the UK continue to fall short of what is needed. In response to the government’s continued failure to … Continue reading

      24th Jan 2018

      Protect our National Parks and ancient woodlands from road building (Campaign for Better Transport)

      If Government plans for new “strategic orbital routes” and “expressways” go unchallenged, some of our most precious countryside will be at risk. The Government is consulting on future plans for the motorways and trunk roads that make up the Strategic … Continue reading

      21st Jan 2018

      Northern transport plan must work for people and environment, says Friends of the Earth

      Transport for the North is due to publish its Strategic Transport Plan today (16th January) for consultation.

      16th Jan 2018

      GreenFleet returns to Greater Manchester

      On Thursday 15 March, GreenFleet will take place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. The event is designed to educate YOU (the Fleet or Transport Manager: Those that make and/or influence crucial fleet decisions) on Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV’s) and how introducing them … Continue reading

      10th Jan 2018

      Michael Gove: Help us get diesel cars out of our towns and cities (Healthy Air Campaign)

      The UK Government is asking members of the public to send in their thoughts on how we can take diesel cars out of our towns and cities, without hurting the wallets of diesel car owners.

      7th Jan 2018
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      ‘Made to Move’: Time to Act!

      Love You Bike is calling on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support Chris Boardman’s (Greater Manchester cycling and walking commissioner) ‘Made to Move: 15 steps to transform Greater Manchester’ plan at the GMCA meeting on Friday 15th December. [1]

      11th Dec 2017

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