Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, attended an event in Parliament, hosted by the APPG for Air Pollution, to mark Clean Air Day.
Maria said: “I am glad to attend this event and help raise awareness of air pollution and its impact on people’s health and the environment.
“We know that thousands of people die prematurely from air pollution in the UK every year, and it is an issue which I’ve tried hard to tackle in my constituency, such as working alongside the Clean Air Parents’ Network to reduce emissions around schools.
“All of us can take individual steps to help to reduce air pollution, by using public transport, or walking or cycling, as an alternative to our cars, and turning off our engines when the car is stationary.
“I know that building of a safer environment and climate for our future generations is at the heart of the Government’s agenda, and the landmark Environment Act 2021 includes long-term environmental targets to improve air quality.”
The event included clean air NGOs: UK100, ClientEarth, Asthma + Lung UK, Clean Cities Campaign, Global Action Plan and Mums for Lungs. It brought together Parliamentarians, leading experts and advocates to discuss the impact of air pollution to our health and climate, and what support we can give to help clean our air.
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