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. See also: Winchester City Council five-year Air Quality Action Plan approved Apr 26, 2017WinACC's transport pagesGlobal Action Plan's National Clean Air Day website.

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On National Clean Air Day, WinACC and partners created opportunities for people to learn more about the relationship between clean air and the health of people and the planet, find out what's been done and make their views known. The materials from the event will be accessible here shortly.

Hampshire Climate Action Network met on 10 March 2018. They plan to collaborate on air pollution and influencing the County Council's plans for Hampshire 2050. Other topics were EcoChurch, the Green Growth Strategy and solar power.

The joint committee report from an unprecedented four-way inquiry calls for a new Clean Air Act, a clean air fund financed by the transport industry, a national air quality support programme for councils, and for the Government to require manufacturers to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than the current 2040 target.   

Highways England's consultation on changes to the M3 junction 9  closed 19 February. 

Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are working on an overall strategy for moving in and around Winchester town and the immediately surrounding area. See the WinACC response.

WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) and Winchester Friends of the Earth are holding an open event on 28 November to consider how we can make Winchester’s air cleaner, greener and safer.

WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) and Winchester Friends of the Earth are holding an open event on 28 November to consider how we can make Winchester’s air cleaner, greener and safer.

WinACC replied to the House of Commons four Select Committees' consultation on air quality to say that the consultation paper set out the seriousness and urgency of the problem very clearly, but failed to set measures and a timetable to act.

After two days of polling at the Winchester Cathedral Harvest weekend on 1 and 2 October, 2017, organised by the Diocesan Envirment Committee, we can now reveal the combined results of five days of pollution polls in one year (October 2016, November 2016, July 2017, Sep 2017, Oct 2017).

Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser, Prof. Frank Kelly.

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Events

June 2018

Hampshire Climate Action Network workshop on air quality and air monitoring. For people who are active in their community on air quality. 

Programme

10:30 Arrival & refreshments

11.00 Introduction and aims of the day

11.10 Agenda-setting 

11.45 Short presentation followed by discussion on: