Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. Poor air quality causes heart and lung disease and is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development.
Thursday 17 June is Clean Air Day – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign that aims to bring people together to build awareness of the actions we can all do to tackle it.
Planning has an important role to play in this. Here in Edinburgh, we are setting out actions in strategies and plans to help tackle this, for example in our;
- City Mobility Plan
- City Plan 2030
- Proposals for the Edinburgh Low Emission Zone
The Clean Air Day campaign website has a wealth of ideas and ready-made materials to make it easy to get involved.