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Improving air quality

Find out what we are doing to improve air quality in the borough.

Published on: 18 December 2020

Last updated: 12 January 2021

Our commitments

For the first time, this plan commits Westminster to meeting World Health Organisation guidelines for air quality, which exceed the targets set by UK law. Setting this ambitious target emphasises our commitment to improving the air we all breathe in Westminster. 

Our action plan outlines 5 major themes: 

  • monitoring air quality 
  • reducing emissions from buildings and new developments 
  • reducing emissions from transport 
  • raising awareness of air quality 
  • lobbying and partnership work 

Air pollution is not something we can tackle alone. As well as not being contained in our borough or even national boundaries, many of the factors contributing to pollution in Westminster are beyond our control. That’s why we’re committed to working with all levels of government, businesses, residents and everyone else with a stake in the air we breathe.