Positive news arriving from Britain after the country decided to end pollution by the end of this year. Britain pledged on Monday to kill deadly air pollution. Nations around the world are paying tremendous costs in terms of life and economy because of the pollution.
Britain Govt will the first big economy to adopt norms for air quality goals after WHO recommendations regarding human exposure to particulate pollution matter.
“Air pollution continues to shorten lives, harm our children and reduce quality of life. We must take strong, urgent action,” environment minister Michael Gove added in a statement.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated the goals set by Britain Govt to reduce pollution as aim to reduce the costs of air pollution to society by 1.7 billion pounds every year by 2020, increasing to 5.3 billion pounds every year from 2030.
Britain govt already released the plans to emit emissions from cars and planes. In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be removed from the tracks by 2040.
“Thousands of lives are lost every year in the UK because the air we breathe contains dangerous particles,” said Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation, adding the strategy need matching with legislative action.
It seems the authorities are now taking pollution health impacts seriously now.
“We urgently need these guidelines adopted into national law, to accelerate coordinated, bold and ambitious action that will protect people’s heart and circulatory health wherever they live in the UK.” (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Hugh Lawson)