CIEH Welcomes Plaid Cymru’s Focus on Air Pollution

03 December 2019, Ross Matthewman

CIEH has welcomed the manifesto commitments from Plaid Cymru to fight air pollution in Wales. 

In their manifesto, Plaid Cymru pledged to implement a Clean Air Act for Wales; setting national and regional plans to reduce air pollution across the nation.

The Party’s manifesto also made a number of pledges in essential policy areas championed by CIEH, such as committing to a £5bn Greener Homes programme to improve the energy efficiency of housing in Wales, and reduce fuel poverty, and investing in an electric vehicle charging network.

Anne Godfrey, CIEH Chief Executive, said:

“Air quality is a vital issue across the United Kingdom and we are pleased to see that Plaid Cymru acknowledge the need to take action.

We called on all parties to make serious pledges to tackle air pollution in our Manifesto for Environmental Health and it is encouraging to see Plaid Cymru set out some tangible plans.

Further commitments on energy efficiency and fuel poverty closely mirror the policy proposals we have been campaigning on and we certainly welcome their commitment to issues essential to environmental health and our members.

We continue to call on all political parties to commit to supporting environmental health and the policies in our manifesto.”

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