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Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future (CAFS)

Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future (CAFS) is a national strategy that sets out how the Scottish Government will deliver its commitment to further improving air quality to protect human health and fulfil Scotland’s legal responsibilities.

Working in partnership, the organisations tasked with supporting CAFS are:

The strategy aims to achieve the ambitious vision for Scotland "to have the best air quality in Europe". A National Modelling Framework (NMF) and National Low Emission Framework (NLEF) will provide the tools and mechanism to put in place measures that will improve air quality.

Low emission zone

Scotland's first low emission zone will be implemented by the end of 2018. Working with local authorities, the Scottish Government has committed to delivering a low emission zone as a tool to improve air quality. CAFS partners are working together, using the evidence and tools available, to identify the most suitable location. Transport organisations, businesses and members of the public will all be engaged in the development of the zone to share information on how it will affect them and the benefits to the city.

Further information

A briefing note summarising the implementation of CAFS is available to download. Copies of minutes from the CAFS Governance Group are available from air.quality@gov.scot

Latest Updates

2016 CAFS progress report published 15th June 2017