ClientEarth has won its case against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK. The High Court ruled that the UK government plans to tackle air pollution are illegal and not doing enough to tackle air pollution.

Rachel Lee, Policy and Research Coordinator, Living Streets comments: 

“The UK’s dangerously high pollution levels are harmful to everyone – they’re associated with asthma, premature births, lung cancer and heart disease and are responsible for over 40,000 deaths a year in the UK.   

“With four in ten local authorities breaching legal air quality limits last year we need to tackle this urgently. By putting walking first we can create towns and cities where people have the freedom to breathe fresh air, experience our iconic streets and more importantly, stay safe and healthy.”

Living Streets is part of the Healthy Air campaign, along with ClientEarth and other partners. Find out more at www.healthyair.org.uk