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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Report published: Awaiting Government Response
Defra has a vital role in ensuring that all individuals in the UK can breathe clean air. The Department is currently consulting on how the UK can meet EU Directive requirements for limiting emissions of nitrogen dioxide. But it also has a wider role in tackling the harmful levels of many other pollutants emitted by the transport, energy and industrial sectors as well as from households and farming.
Evidence given by Matthew Pencharz, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy to the Mayor of London, Councillor Tony Newman, Local Government Association Board Member and London Borough of Croydon, Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City CouncilAndrew Bauer, Deputy Director of Policy, National Farmers' Union Scotland, Dr Diane Mitchell, Chief Environment Adviser, National Farmers' Union
Evidence given by Professor Paul Wilkinson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Martin Williams, King's College London, and Professor Mark Sutton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh; Simon Birkett, Founder and Director, Clean Air London, and Alan Andrews, Lawyer, Health and Environment, and Clean Air Project Leader, ClientEarth (at 3.15pm).
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes report on air quality