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Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone: Friends of the Earth event 02 November

Vehicle emissions affect all of us who cycle, or walk, and we are told by GoBike member, Liz McTeague that:

Friends of the Earth Glasgow has arranged an event on tackling air pollution and the GCC proposals for a Low Emission Zone  –  it’s on Thurs 2nd November 7pm at the Project Cafe in Renfrew Street.
This is the EventBrite link which has all the details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgows-air-pollution-bringing-a-low-emission-zone-to-the-city-tickets-37908944674?aff=ebdsorderfbbutton  Entry is free but please book your place.

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Levels of air pollution in Glasgow are breaking safety standards. Pollution has been linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, stunted foetal development as well as dementia and diabetes.

Glasgow City Council’s is considering introducing a Low Emission Zone into the city, in line with the Scottish Government’s promise to have Scotland’s first LEZ in operation by 2018.

How do we make sure that the first Low Emission Zone is delivered on time, is ambitious enough to improve air quality, and delivered in a fair way?

Hear and debate the issues with campaigners and Councillors and members of the community.

3 short talks, and a panel Q & A, chaired by Friends of the Earth Glasgow’s Roger Downie

Speakers:

  • Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction
  • Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • David McColgan, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, British Heart Foundation Scotland
  • Jill Murie, Public Health Programme Manager, Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00 start. Ends at 8:30

Hosted by Friends of the Earth Glasgow and Friends of the Earth Scotland

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