Air Pollution: Kent

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st February 2022.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the changes to (a) air quality and (b) CO2 emissions in (i) Dover and (ii) the surrounding areas over the last three years; and if he will publish the data the Government holds on those levels for each month of the last three years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There is one locally managed automatic monitoring site located in Dover, measuring roadside concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM10). Data from this site can be obtained directly from the Local Authority or from the UK Air Website, through the following URL:

https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/datawarehouse

CO2 concentrations are not measured by any Defra managed monitoring networks. Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, are estimated via the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, available through the following URL:

https://naei.beis.gov.uk/data/

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