Air quality

AIM: To provide strategic leadership and advocacy at a London and national level for addressing the negative impacts of air pollution on Londoners’ health and environment

The London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) and the London Association of Directors of Public Health London (ADPH London) published a joint position statement in September 2019 to set out how we should respond to this challenge, based on our expertise and the available evidence. Since the statement was published, we are living in the new norm since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore must look at sustaining behaviours that contributed to the positive changes to air quality where possible, and address the health inequalities that have been observed. LEDNet and ADPH London have revised the joint position statement, following the first wave of the pandemic.

You can download the position here.

You can download the executive summary here.

For more information on the work that LEDNet and other local government, environmental and research organisations have done in developing a blueprint on how the government can accelerate climate action and green recovery from coronavirus at a local level, follow this link here.

To get in touch with the ADPH London team, please email