Air quality

An overview of the actions that we are taking to tackle air pollution and improve air quality.

We take improving our air quality extremely seriously. It is undoubtedly a silent killer and affects our most vulnerable residents the most.

We recently became the first London council to declare a climate emergency, reflecting the urgency of the task ahead of us, and have committed that the council will be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Air pollution is associated with a number of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. It affects everyone, although children, older people and those with existing heart and lung conditions are most at risk. Our 2017-2022 Air Quality Action Plan outlines the actions that we are taking to improve air quality in Lambeth. And we want to go much further with our new Air Quality Action Plan, which will be introduced in 2023. Visit our consultation page to have your say on what actions you think the council should be taking.

Air Quality Action Plan 2017-22 (PDF, 2.9MB)