We are the Healthy Air Coalition

The Healthy Air Coalition is a collective of leading health, environment and transport organisations with the shared vision of a UK free from toxic air.

The right to breathe

We believe that everyone in the UK has the right to breathe safe, clean air, no matter who they are or where they live.

Government action

We believe the government should act with ambition to protect the air we breathe from toxic pollutants and realise the benefits of clean air for people’s health, the NHS and the economy.

Social justice

We believe that improving our air is a matter of social justice because air pollution disproportionately affects people with existing health conditions, low income and ethnic minority communities, and the oldest and youngest in society.

What we’re doing to improve air quality in the UK

1. Uniting the clean air movement in the UK

When we work together, we’re stronger. That’s why the Healthy Air Coalition works to foster collaboration and unite expertise across the entire clean air movement. This makes our campaigns more effective, and more likely to be recognised.

We welcome and encourage new and grassroots organisations to campaign alongside us, so we can amplify lesser-heard voices speaking up on clean air. If you are interested in joining the campaign, please get in touch.

2. Campaigning for the government to improve its laws and policies

We’re proud that we won a campaign to get the government to commit to clean air zones around the UK.

We’ve also secured new, binding clean air targets for NO2 and PM2.5 pollutants in the Environment Act 2021. But there is still much more to do.

Since 2022 alone, we have:

3. Sharing information about air pollution

We’re raising awareness of the dangers of toxic air through our campaigns, social media and websites, helping people stay informed, protect themselves, and take action if necessary.

Our history

Our Partners

Alzheimer's Research UK Asthma + Lung UK British Heart Foundation British Safety Council British Thoracic Society Campaign for Better Transport Cancer Research UK Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Clean Air Fund Clean Air in London Clean Cities Campaign ClientEarth Cycling UK Environmental Protection UK Friends of the Earth Global Action Plan Green Alliance Greenpeace Impact on Urban Health Living Streets London Cycling Campaign Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Stroke Association Sustrans The Ella Roberta Foundation Transport and Environment Trade Union Clean Air Network (TUCAN)

Our Supporters

Conservative Environment Network Labour Climate and Environment Forum Mums for Lungs UK Health Alliance on Climate Change UK:100