To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises the role air pollution plays in the health outcomes of communities across Wales.
2. Notes that the World Health Organisation has found that particulate pollution has risen 8 per cent globally in the past five years, with experts in the UK believing that about 29,000 deaths are linked to air pollution.
3. Expresses unease at levels of air pollution in Wales, noting that Crumlin, in Caerphilly, has the highest nitrogen dioxide levels recorded outside of London, and that evidence provided in a Public Health Wales NHS 2015 consultation response found a direct correlation between air pollution, and an increased prevalence in respiratory disease.
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to develop an effective low emission strategy (LES), in consultation with stakeholders, to reduce the emissions of air pollutants.
'Public Health Wales NHS Trust Response to Consultation on 'How do you measure a nation's progress', proposals for the national indicators to measure whether Wales is achieving the seven well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015'
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Type: For information
First published: 23/06/2016
Considered on: Meeting Date by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM