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Clean Air Oxfordshire

Oxforshire Air Needs Your Care - Show Your Support and Sign the Charter!

Oxfordshire faces a serious public health issue - air pollution which contributes to at least 1 in 20 early deaths in the County each year.  Toxic emissions from transport are the main cause of air pollution in Oxfordshire. This site had been developed by Oxford Friends of the Earth to support the Oxfordshire Clean Air Charter.

 

A Clean Air Charter for Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Clean Air Charter sets out steps that should be taken to make Oxfordshire a clean air county. It has been developed by Oxford Friends of the Earth with support from several other organisations.  Any organisation or individual can sign and endorse the Charter.

 

Our ambition for change is to make Oxfordshire a clean-air county, meaning that: 
• All areas should be at ‘safe’ levels (by World Health Organisation standards) by the end of 2020*
• Air pollution-related mortality should fall by at least 50% by 2030

 

The Charter calls upon the County, City and District Councils to agree and implement policies on the following issues:

  • Control polluting vehicles

  • Promote a long-term shift from car use to more sustainable forms of transport

  • Create safe streets for walking and cycling

  • Invest in improving public transport across the county

There are 10 key points within these four areas - see below.

Click Here to Download the CharterSign to Show Your Support

Regarding air pollution, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set internationally agreed limits available here. Small particulate pollution have health impacts even at very low concentrations – indeed no threshold has been identified below which no damage to health is observed. Therefore, the WHO 2005 guideline limits aimed to achieve the lowest concentrations of PM possible (WHO website, 2018). 

 
 

The Key Issues

 

Control Polluting Vehicles

Promote a  shift from car use to more sustainable
forms of transport

 

Create safe streets for walking and cycling

Improve 
public transport across the county

Who is involved

The following groups are leading the charge to make Oxon a clean air county

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Helping The Community

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Contact Us

Contact email: info@oxfoe.ac.uk

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