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Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL14542, tabled on 13 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure agreements with EU countries to work on reducing levels of air pollution after Brexit.

Answered on

26 March 2019

The UK remains a signatory to the 1979 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, and will continue to be at the forefront of international action and cooperation to tackle transboundary air pollution alongside the EU.

Air quality targets agreed at an EU level have already been given effect in domestic law to ensure that they continue to have effect in the UK. This includes a continued commitment to the Best Available Technique approach to regulating industrial emissions.