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Phasing out diesel and petrol cars is a woefully tiny step towards cleaner air | Caroline Lucas

Even if the ban came in sooner, it would still fall short. Rather than tinkering with the transport system, we need to completely rethink how we travel

• Caroline Lucas is co-leader of the Green party

Today’s air pollution announcement from the Tories is the latest in a string of green-sounding policies from a government that had previously gone quiet on the environment. Sadly, like so many of their plans, scratch beneath the surface and the green all but disappears.

The ban on new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 is a step forward, but it really is a tiny one. By then …read more

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