The Cleanest Clean Air Day
Tomorrow (18 June) was the original date for 'Clean Air Day 2020', and Global Action Plan (GAP) are using this moment to issue a challenge to keep air pollution levels down, and the roads clear. Data reveals that nitrogen dioxide levels for the week leading up to what would have been Clean Air Day 2020 are 18% lower than the week leading up to, and including, Clean Air Day 2019.
To make the new date - 8 October 2020 - the cleanest Clean Air Day yet, GAP are challenging companies, local authorities and individuals to play their part in keeping air pollution levels low by keeping cars off the road where possible over the summer months. They are aslo calling on businesses to make the decision to support flexible working in preparation for lockdown ending. This is the most immediate action that companies can take to ensure a clean air recovery and keep the streets free for key workers.
In partnership with the Business for Clean Air Taskforce (BCAT), GAP found that a staggering 87% of those currently working from home would like to continue to do so and 74% of people want businesses to do more to improve air quality in their recovery.