London firms fight air pollution with £1m fund

Five business groups have won a share of £1 million to implement hard-hitting measures to tackle air pollution in London. Mayor Sadiq Khan is providing the funding for firms to […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Five business groups have won a share of £1 million to implement hard-hitting measures to tackle air pollution in London.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is providing the funding for firms to implement the ‘Business Low Emissions Neighbourhoods’ in the capital’s most polluted areas, with measures such as zero emission delivery services, cleaner walking routes for staff and businesses and anti-idling campaigns.

The local business groups are working in partnerships with their councils, which have supported the development of the proposals.

The boroughs include Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Southwark and Westminster.

Mr Khan said: “London’s toxic air is a public health crisis and I’m delighted to be working with businesses across the capital to help rid the city of these pollution hotspots.

“Targeted local initiatives, such as Low Emission Neighbourhoods, are a great weapon in the fight against air pollution and this action we are taking is vital for safeguarding London’s health.”