Clean Air Thames

Clean Air Thames

Active Dates: 2019 - 2022
Number of Project Partners: 5
Lead Borough: City of London Corporation
CRP Project Lead: Sefinat Otaru

Clean Air Thames is a three-year project funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund (Round 3). The £500,000 project aims to deliver air quality improvements along the Tidal Thames by retrofitting inland vessels to reduce emissions.

CRP has partnered with the Greater London Authority, Port of London Authority, and the City of London Corporation to deliver the project through March 2022. The project will provide match funding to the retrofit of 6 – 11 commercial freight and passenger boats to reduce hazardous emissions, including particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides by up to 90 per cent, as well as share lessons and best practices over the lifetime of the project.

The Tidal Thames carries more passengers and freight than any other inland UK waterway. Vessels using the river currently account for approximately one per cent of emissions across the Capital. However, this figure is projected to increase as standards for road vehicles become stricter and use of the river expands. Clean Air Thames is open to operators running vessels on the Tidal Thames within Greater London.

Applications for Round 1 of Clean Air Thames closed on 10 December 2019, and the first successful applicants were notified in January 2020.

Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Project Partners

City of London Corporation Mayor of London Port of London Transport for London Cross River Partnership

Useful Downloads & Links

Press Release: £500,000 boost for greener vessels on the tidal Thames
Port of London Authority