Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection on the Air Quality Annual Status Report.
The Committee was advised that since 2019, air quality had improved in the City of London; The Deputy Chairman thanked the Air Quality team on their efforts around successfully lowering the air pollution within the City of London.
A Member noted that areas around the Barbican benefited a lot more in terms of the air quality improvement in comparison to other areas within the City. Officers advised the Committee that this was due to the fact that the Barbican area is situated in a backstreet with less traffic.
A Member mentioned that the Green Finance Institute had published a new report around this, and that the Committee might benefit from a presentation from the Green Finance Institute in due course. The Chairman agreed that a presentation should be arranged going forward.
RESOLVED – Members noted the content of the 2019 Air Quality Annual Status Report.