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20 July 2020

Has COVID-19 put the brake on clean air zones?

Clean air zones (CAZs) are a central pillar of the government’s response to air pollution. Although charging CAZs, where drivers of certain classes of vehicle are charged for entering the zone, have not been universally popular, they have the potential to have a substantial impact on air quality. London’s ultra-low emission zone which follows a similar approach has reportedly led to a 37% drop in NO2 concentrations within the central zone.

Laura Thornton, Legal Director and Andrew Lister, Associate in our clean air zones team discuss this in an article for the Municipal Journal.

The full article is available, here. 

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