Clean Air Victory Following New Government Target
PRESS RELEASE 18/11/20 NATIONAL FOE
Boris Johnson's 10-point plan to tackle climate breakdown demonstrates the impact of people power. Find out how community campaigning helped influence the plan.
On 17 November 2020, the UK government announced 10 measures they'll adopt to tackle the climate emergency, kickstart a "green industrial revolution", and "build back better" from the pandemic.
There's definitely room for improvement within the plan, but among those 10 points is one fantastic victory: an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.
The government had previously set a date of 2040 to ban such vehicles, but after years of campaigning alongside green organisations and our grassroots network, we're thrilled to see that a more ambitious target vehicles has been agreed.
Full press release from National Friends of the Earth here: