The Clean Air in London campaign has published its manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections on 3 May 2012.
The campaign is calling on all Mayoral candidates adopt policies to reduce pollution in the capital.
The manifesto includes calls for the next Mayor to:
- Lead the fight to improve London’s air by championing the tightening of health and legal protections, ensuring good governance and improving public understanding of poor air quality
- Clean up London’s transport by reducing traffic emissions, cleaning up the public transport system, reducing emissions from non-road mobile machinery and supporting active travel
- Build a low emission city by using planning powers and other opportunities to reduce emissions from buildings and improve indoor air quality
- Protect the most vulnerable through a focus on children, the elderly, the poor and ethnic minorities
- Ensure a legacy from the Olympic Games by delivering a low emission Olympics
The full manifesto can be downloaded from the campaign’s website.
Launching the document, Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “We need a Mayor who will show the world, starting with the Olympics, that London is leading the way in tackling air pollution as it did after the Great Smog of 1952.”