Highlights of Hampshire Climate Action Network 6 May 2017. Next meeting 14 October 9.30-1.00 in Basingstoke.

Burning fossil fuel for transport produces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Climate change is causing increasing damage to health. Burning fossil fuel also produces air pollution that is directly harmful to health. We must design our towns and our lives so that we aren't forced to rely on polluting private cars.

WinACC ran our pollution poll at the Hat Fair on Sunday 2 July 2017 to ask people what they want done about air pollution in Winchester. 

More than half of the people voted to restrict vehicle access to the town centre to essential vehicles only (such as disability and delivery) and to create more pedestrian areas. 

The results from a new report suggest that toxic air pollution is a problem in far more places than the government has admitted.

At the end of the meeting “Movement in Winchester: learning from Oxford” on 13 June 2017, people were asked for the most important lessons they would to take forward into discussions about how to make it easier and more pleasant to move round Winchester. These are their lessons: 

WinACC response to the inadequate Government draft Air Quality Plan "Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities: A consultation".

The government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May. Friends of the Earth (FoE) say:

"This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it."

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

This June is Hampshire Clean Air Month. Events and activities are being planned across the county under the heading Hampshire BREATHE. 

This June is Hampshire Clean Air Month. Events and activities are being planned across the county by local climate change campaigners under the heading Hampshire BREATHE. 

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