Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: equalities impact assessment

Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) for the draft new air quality strategy for Scotland.

Whom will it affect?

Over recent years emissions of air pollutants have reduced and air quality has improved across Scotland. However, poor air quality continues to impact on human health and the environment. Poor air quality is also a health inequalities issue, due to the disproportionate effects on some members of the population such as people who are very young, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

The review of the CAFS strategy and publication of a revised strategy will allow us to update our policies and strategies, improving the quality of air we breathe in Scotland. This will have a positive impact on human health and will be especially beneficial to those who are disproportionately impacted by poor air quality.



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