London's 'Low Emission Zone' for non-road mobile machinery
Air pollution is one of the most significant challenges facing London. We are in breach of European legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and many areas exceed safe limits for Particulate Matter (PM) as set by the World Health Organisation. Bold new measures have been proposed by the Mayor to tackle emissions from road transport, particularly diesel vehicles, including an expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. However, this is only half the problem – current estimates of emissions from NRMM used on construction sites are shown to be responsible for 7% of NOx emissions, 14% for PM2.5 and 8% of PM10 emissions across the Capital and this is why the Mayor is determined to take action.