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Media reaction -18 November 2020
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030, the UK Prime Minister announced today.
Andrea Lee, clean air campaigns manager at environmental law charity ClientEarth, said: “This is a big step from the government.
“The phase-out date is in 10 years’ time but we can’t afford to wait another 10 years for our children to breathe cleaner air.
“The government needs to roll out Clean Air Zones to urgently remove the most polluting vehicles from our roads and start providing support to make cleaner vehicles more accessible and affordable to people and businesses now.”
ClientEarth is a charity that uses the power of the law to protect people and the planet. We are international lawyers finding practical solutions for the world’s biggest environmental challenges. We are fighting climate change, protecting oceans and wildlife, making forest governance stronger, greening energy, making business more responsible and pushing for government transparency. We believe the law is a tool for positive change. From our offices in London, Brussels, Warsaw, Berlin and Beijing, we work on laws throughout their lifetime, from the earliest stages to implementation. And when those laws are broken, we go to court to enforce them.