National Low Emission Framework published
The Scottish Government have recently published the National Low Emissions Framework (NLEF).
The Framework provides a methodology for local authorities to undertake air quality assessment to inform decisions on transport related actions to improve local air quality, where transport is identified as the key contributor to air quality problems.
The NLEF supports and builds on the work already being done through the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) system
Local authorities in Scotland should have regard to NLEF when undertaking their local air quality management duties and developing their air quality action plans.
The NLEF will contribute to the vision set out in Cleaner Air for Scotland The Road to a Healthier Future (CAFS) for Scotland to have the best air quality in Europe by assisting in the consideration of actions that will reduce the impacts of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM)
The NLEF also has a correlation to the National Transport Strategy key strategic outcomes, which has a particular focus on reducing emissions to tackle climate change, air quality, health improvement, along with cross over to elements such as congestion and accessibility.
The NLEF can be found on the Air Quality Scotland Website here.