The burning of fossil fuels pollutes the air that we breathe and also causes climate change.

Black carbon is particularly relevant to climate and air quality, and is made up of microscopic particles released when fuels such as coal, diesel and wood are burnt. These particles cause serious damage to our health and also have a powerful warming effect on our climate in a number of different ways. Most black carbon in the UK comes from diesel engines, and this is why the Healthy Air Campaign is working to persuade Government to drastically reduce the use of diesel.

For the sake of our health now and in the future we must achieve a dramatic shift to cleaner transport and reductions in overall levels of traffic. Clean affordable and healthy forms of transport such as walking and cycling need to be prioritised above all.

Which transport option is the healthiest? – Video

Which transport option is the healthiest? – Video

Transport is the main contributor to air pollution in our cities, and how we move around in them can have huge consequences for how much air pollution we are exposed to. The Healthy Air Campaign teamed up with King’s College London, Read more →

Healthy Air Campaign support fourth carbon budget

Healthy Air Campaign support fourth carbon budget

A report published by the Committee on Climate Change today draws attention to the broader benefits of action to tackle climate change.

Analysis carried out to evaluate the health and environmental impacts associated with the fourth carbon budget measures finds that the monetised benefits almost negate the costs of implementation.
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Retrofit guidance

Retrofit guidance

This guide provides basic information on the reduction of particulate matter emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment (‘retrofit exhaust abatement’). It sets out why operators of diesel vehicles and equipment may want to reduce particulate emissions Read more →

Save the Arctic – curb air pollution

Save the Arctic – curb air pollution

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has today published its report Protecting the Arctic. It is no coincidence that after hearing evidence on the subject for six months, the EAC chose this week to publish its findings: last week it was confirmed that this summer the Arctic sea ice shrank Read more →

Diesel exhaust causes lung cancer

Diesel exhaust causes lung cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organisation, has for the first time labelled diesel exhausts as a definite cause of cancer. The findings are based on research in high-risk workers Read more →

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Black carbon in the House of Commons

Reducing air pollution can save lives and save the Arctic. That was the message I gave to a parliamentary committee yesterday. The Environmental Audit Committee is a house of commons select committee tasked with scrutinising the government’s performance on environment matters. Read more →

Whatever happened to the Black Carbon Campaign?

Whatever happened to the Black Carbon Campaign?

The Black Carbon Campaign was established by Environmental Protection UK and taken on by ClientEarth in 2012 along with the Healthy Air Campaign. The two campaigns have since been merged Read more →

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