City leaders from towns and cities in England and Wales united at a National Clean Air Summit to call on government to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis – organised by the Mayor of London, UK100 and IPPR.

The cross-party leaders, representing around 20m people from towns and cities in England and Wales, urged the government to take urgent action to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis, including bringing forward current plans to phase out sales of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030, ten years sooner than planned.

Together, the city leaders reiterated their commitment to working together to reduce emissions and tackle pollution for the good of the country. In addition to taking strong action in their own areas, they united in calling on government to: phase out of diesel and petrol vehicles ten years earlier than is currently planned, introduce an enhanced Clean Air Fund from government and manufacturers that will support Clean Air Zones, a targeted national vehicle renewal scheme to replace older polluting vehicles, and a Clean Air Act that sets strict air quality limits.

Read the asks here.