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Greater Manchester was one of 28 local authorities directed in 2017 to take action to reduce NO2 emissions in the shortest possible time. The Government’s £3.5bn plan includes £255 million for the Implementation Fund to support councils, and £220 million for a new Clean Air Fund to support individuals and businesses affected by local plans to improve air quality.
The Government has also published its Road to Zero strategy, which sets the actions it is taking to fulfil its mission to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.
Since 2013 Greater Manchester has been awarded £3.84 million to retrofit Manchester’s buses with pollution reduction technologies through the Clean Bus Technology Fund.