Report on 'Lethal and Illegal: London's Air Pollution Crisis'
This event at City Hall on 18 July 2016 introduced new air pollution research from the IPPR think-tank, using modelling from King’s College and commissioned by Greenpeace. This research concludes (controversially) that diesel cars will have to be phased out on London's roads over the next decade to ensure safe and legal levels of air pollution. The findings feed into Mayor Sadiq Khan’s current consultation on air quality. His deputy Val Shawcross told the assembled audience o
Cruise Terminal at the High Court
Packed court for David v Goliath On the 13 July 2016 the judicial review of London’s cruise port was concluded. The first day on the 12th was reported in the south and north London local press. Most of the second day consisted of the Defendant’s and Interested Parties counsels making their case as to why the permission should stand. It was again a packed court with even the gallery opened – a rare event. Much has been made of the fact that few objections were made to the 2012
Air Quality Monitoring Spring 2016
Latest results underline concerns. The Greenwich Society and East Greenwich Residents Association combined to assess air quality in both West and East Greenwich in April/May. Air diffusion tubes that measure nitrogen dioxide levels were installed at 22 locations, 6 in West and 16 in East Greenwich. The installation complied with DEFRA guidelines and the tubes were sent to an accredited laboratory in Didcot for analysis. The laboratory has had to cope with an unprecedented dem