Clean Air strategy
Poor air quality in Birmingham is contributing to hundreds of early, preventable deaths and making many existing health conditions worse. Poor air quality disproportionately affects the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities, including children.
Furthermore, we have to recognise that many air pollutants have no known safe limits and although our efforts to date have rightly focused on the city centre we must ensure that all neighbourhoods of our city benefit from future interventions to improve air quality.
Our proposed Clean Air Strategy sets out a series of high level pledges as to how we and others in the city can support the journey towards cleaner air.
There are things that we as the council will need to lead on and there are areas where we will need to support communities and businesses to make healthy and active choices. We will also need to provide clear and consistent messages, raising awareness of the impact of poor air quality and making it clear why action is needed.
Improving air quality is a shared responsibility. We will work in partnership with organisations and institutions throughout Birmingham and across the region.
Consultation on the Clean Air Strategy runs until 26 April 2019.