The City of London Corporation has approved a new Air Quality Strategy that aims for 90% of the City to meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual mean guideline of 40 μg/m3 for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 2025. 

The strategy will also see the City procure only low and zero-emission vehicles through its contracts whilst encouraging other businesses in the City to use greener vehicles.

In addition, the City Corporation will make better air quality data available to the public by supporting the trial of new monitoring technology.

The new plan for air quality will work in tandem with its Transport Strategy, which features plans to turn parts of the Square Mile into zero-emissions zones by 2022, and its draft City Plan, which would require all new developments to include a greening element, improving air quality and biodiversity.