Southampton City Council has outlined its plans to make Southampton a cleaner, healthier city by launching its Green City Charter.

Among the commitments made in the Green City Charter include a plan for Southampton to be a carbon neutral city by 2030 and a pledge to cut emissions.

The charter was launched during Clean Air Day last week which saw places across the country hold events to raise awareness of air pollution.

Cllr Christopher Hammond, leader of Southampton City Council, said: ‘Southampton City Council is proud to be introducing some of the most ambitious measures to improve air quality and avert a climate crisis ever adopted by a UK council through the Green City Charter.

‘Now is the time for action to be taken as a collective rather than in isolation. Through the Charter, I’m calling on everybody to get involved in efforts to clean up the city and make it a greener and healthier place to live.’

The nine-point charter was first announced by the council back in January and was formally adopted back in March following public consultation.

At the time it said the charter will ‘deliver actions that will improve air quality, reduce pollution and waste, minimise the impact of climate change, reduce health inequalities and create a more sustainable approach to economic growth.’

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