Clearing the air: Reducing air pollution in the West Midlands

Eamonn Ives and Ryan Shorthouse

October 2018

Air pollution, especially in urban areas, is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. A growing evidence base shows that exposure to air pollution is associated with significant negative impacts on human health and productivity.

This report examines the scale of, consequences of and public attitudes towards air pollution in the West Midlands. It concludes by proposing new transport policies for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and its seven constituent local authorities to adopt to reduce air pollution in the region.

Read the report