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London’s traffic is getting cleaner by 2 per cent

PUBLISHED: 13:25 22 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:55 05 October 2010

LONDON’s traffic fumes are the lowest in the UK, according to the latest official figures. The CO2 emissions in 26 of the 33 London boroughs were lower than the 2005 figures

By Mike Brooke

LONDON's traffic fumes are the lowest in the UK, according to the latest official figures.

The CO2 emissions in 26 of the 33 London boroughs were lower than the 2005 figures.

Overall transport emissions were 177,000 tonnes less than in 2005, a reduction of around two per cent, according to latest National Statistics on local authority carbon dioxide emissions, despite a growing population.

Now London Assembly Green Party member Darren Johnson is calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to "build on this momentum."

Darren said: "We still have an awful long way to go in terms of fighting climate change and improving air quality.

"The Mayor has made decisions taking London in the wrong direction.

"He claims to be tough on carbon emissions, but needs to start putting this claim into practice and building on the steps London has already taken in cutting CO2."

Johnson slated his namesake for scrapping the western extension to the much-criticised Congestion toll charge to motorists and cancelling the low emission zone, as well as raising fares on public transport which he said all work "against the aim of reducing emissions.


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