Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee — Consultation on Air Quality in ScotlandDeadline 18 August 2017
The Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee have launched a public consultation on air quality in Scotland.
The Committee are keen to hear from members of the public and organisations alike on the following:
The Committee would like to hear your views on the following questions:
- Does Scotland have the right polices (Clean Air for Scotland Strategy), support and incentives in place to adequately tackle air pollution?
- Are the policies sufficiently ambitious?
- Are the policies and delivery mechanisms (support and incentives) being effectively implemented and successful in addressing the issues?
- Are there conflicts in policies or barriers to successful delivery of the air quality objectives?
And more specifically:
- How does the Scottish policy fit with the UK and EU policy on air quality?
- Are the powers and resources of Local Authorities and SEPA to address air pollution adequate?
- Is Scotland on target to have a pilot low emission zone (LEZ) in place by 2018 and should there be more than one LEZ pilot?
- How should the improvement of air quality be prioritised in areas where there have been persistent breaches of NO2 limit values?
- Is adequate consideration given to air pollution from agriculture?
To find out more about the consultation and see guidelines for responses, please see here.