Birmingham City Council has launched its clean air zone (CAZ), requiring non-compliant cars, vans and trucks to pay a daily fee to enter the city centre.
The UK is on target to exceed the legal limits for four out of the five pollutants covered by the National Emissions Ceilings Regulations 2018, according to new data.
The UK has broken the law by “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits and not acting quickly enough, the EU’s top court has ruled.
A group of transport businesses and organisations have partnered with ClientEarth to call on the Government to fast-track air quality action.
EU environment ministers have said current air quality rules are fit for purpose, but more needs to be done to ensure standards are met.