The first meeting of Scotland’s Cleaner Air For Scotland 2 (CAFS2) Delivery Group recently took place. The Delivery Group has overall responsibility for ensuring the high level actions detailed in the Scottish Government’s strategy for clean air comes to fruition. The Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 – Towards a Better Place for Everyone which was published in July, sets out the Scottish Government’s air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements. Specialist sub-groups will have input into key policy areas of the strategy, with domestic burning being an area of focus.
Work on implementing clean air strategies across the UK remains a high priority for the government and devolved administrations. We have already seen legislation passed in England for domestic solid fuels through The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and can expect further changes to legislation over the coming years.