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GM Leaders call for government meeting on Clean Air Plan proposals

16 July 2019

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Greater Manchester Green City-region lead, Councillor Andrew Western, have today (Tuesday 16 July) called for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for the Environment to discuss the government’s response to the region’s Clean Air Plan proposals.

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One week left for businesses and residents to give views on Greater Manchester Clean Air proposals

21 June 2019

There’s just over a week left for businesses and people to give their initial views on proposals to tackle roadside air pollution in Greater Manchester.

The seven-week ‘Clean air conversation’ draws to a close at midnight Sunday 30 June, one week after Greater Manchester’s first Clean Air Week.

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Just the ticket! Pupils take action on air pollution

20 June 2019

Thousands of school children across Greater Manchester are taking action to improve air quality at their school gates for Clean Air Day (Thursday 20 June).

Pupils from across the city region are taking to the streets outside their schools to tackle cars parked with their engines running, a large contributor to air pollution.

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Pioneering scheme will protect Manchester playgrounds from pollution

19 June 2019

A new pilot scheme which aims to boost air quality in school playgrounds located next to major roads is set to launch in Manchester.

Scientists from Lancaster University have designed a programme which they believe has the potential to transform national policy, by demonstrating how evergreen hedges can be used as a natural shield to reduce the impact of traffic pollution on pupils.

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Greater Manchester joins global cities in signing up for people-friendly streets

18 June 2019

To mark the city-region’s Clean Air Week, Greater Manchester has today joined Edinburgh, Paris, New York and Bogota in signing up to the Open Streets movement – a programme of events that temporarily open streets to people by closing them to cars.

The Open Streets concept started in the USA in 2011 and aims to improve the quality of life for people by bringing residents together to create more vibrant and healthy communities.

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Pollution Pods land in Greater Manchester for Clean Air Week 2019

An internationally acclaimed artwork – allowing people to safely experience air pollution and smog from different cities around the world – is set to appear in Greater Manchester to mark the region’s first ever Clean Air Week.

Following stints in London and Vancouver, Michael Pinsky’s immersive Pollution Pods will be appearing in MediaCityUK from Monday 17 until Sunday 23 June.

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Greater Manchester launches conversation on proposals to tackle roadside air pollution

14 May 2019

Greater Manchester is asking for views on its ambitious proposals to tackle the urgent problem of roadside air pollution across the city-region, including the largest Clean Air Zone outside London.

A seven-week clean air conversation runs until Sunday 30 June so that people can give detailed feedback on the proposals.

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Greater Manchester tables ambitious proposals to clean up harmful air pollution

26 February 2019

Greater Manchester leaders will be asked this Friday (1 March) to endorse wide-ranging proposals to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution across the city-region.

Reaffirming a joint commitment to make Greater Manchester one of the healthiest, cleanest and greenest city-regions in Europe, the approach to dealing with poor air quality is part of ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of best places in which to live, work and grow old.

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Full extent of Greater Manchester’s air quality problem revealed in new report

24 October 2018

Many more parts of Greater Manchester have higher levels of air pollution than previously thought, a report published today [24 October 2018] reveals.

152 stretches of road in Greater Manchester will still be in breach of legal limits for concentrations of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) beyond 2020 unless action is taken.

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