WinACC replied to the House of Commons four Select Committees' consultation on air quality to say that the consultation paper set out the seriousness and urgency of the problem very clearly, but failed to set measures and a timetable to act.

Everyone at WinACC has been deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Robert Hutchison in late September.

More than 35 people participated at WinACC’s open meeting on 12 September, which examined how we can keep climate change at the top of the agenda at a time when Brexit negotiations are consuming the energy and capacity of government and policy-makers.

Green House, the environmental think tank, has recently published an essay by Robert Hutchison, WinACC's founder, entitled "This Moment: The Emergency, The Opportunity".

Summer time is probably when more of us are out on the water enjoying our marine environment. John Hawthorne has developed nine tips for fun and eco-friendly boating to help us enjoy our seas and rivers whilst minimizing our impact on them. 

The results from a new report suggest that toxic air pollution is a problem in far more places than the government has admitted.

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check.  Full details are on the government website.

The government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May. Friends of the Earth (FoE) say:

"This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it."

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Katie McChesney of GoFossilFree.org writes:

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