Statement by Liam Sollis, Unicef UK Head of Policy and Advocacy on the announcement of the UK Government Environment Bill

Home > Media Contacts and Press Releases > In response to the announcement of the UK Government Environment Bill, Unicef UK Head of Policy and Advocacy , Liam Sollis said:

“Every child has the right to live in a clean and safe environment, but across the UK toxic air is an invisible but dangerous threat to children’s health.

 “An Environment Bill without a commitment to meet WHO guidelines would be

a missed opportunity for the Government to make a public commitment to deliver on its responsibility to uphold every child’s right to health and a clean environment. To truly be global leaders in addressing this issue, the Government must commit to meet WHO guidelines for particulate matter across the UK by 2030.

“Unicef UK will continue to work with the UK Government to fulfil it’s environmental commitments to children.” 

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Unicef UK Media Team, 0207 375 6030, media@unicef.org.uk 

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