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EVENT: Breathing clean during COVID-19 - Business travel and commuting's impact on air quality



11 billion road miles annually in the UK could be saved by eradicating 1 in 5 commutes by car. Can businesses retain a frequent and regular remote working routine as we emerge from lockdown, something that 87% of people want to keep doing? What are the implications and opportunities for businesses?  How much toxic air pollution could this save?


We invite you to participate in a virtual event on 30th July 2020 to discuss the role of remote working in reducing a company’s air pollution footprint. This event is the first in a series of webinars from Global Action Plan and the Business Clean Air Taskforce exploring the different ways companies can create cleaner air.


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Remote working vital post lockdown to keep air pollution low, with 87% of workers wanting to continue to do so



  • Of the 19 million number who are now working from home, 41% were previously not allowed to do so. 
  • 87% of those currently working from home would like to continue to do so. 
  • If gotten right, remote working can improve staff retention, productivity, and wellbeing, with 54% of lockdown homeworkers saying they are less stressed and 65% are happier not to deal with rush hour


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New business coalition joins Defra and campaigners to clean up air pollution



  • For the first time businesses are coming together to speed up progress on air pollution
  • Environment Minister Rebecca Pow calls for more businesses to join coalition
  • Leap in numbers of public who want clean air to be a UK priority
  • More than a third of the public want businesses to enable home working as a way of tackling air pollution


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The government released its Environment Bill on 15 October 2019. We analyse it's impact on business.



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