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23 February 2024, 12:54

London's Lifeline to Ukraine: Transforming ULEZ Non-Compliant Vehicles into Humanitarian Aid

London's Lifeline to Ukraine: Transforming ULEZ Non-Compliant Vehicles into Humanitarian Aid

In a groundbreaking move to bolster humanitarian and medical assistance in Ukraine amid ongoing conflict, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a visionary plan to amend the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scrappage scheme. This innovative initiative, in collaboration with Transport for London (TfL) and the UK registered charity British-Ukrainian Aid (BUA), aims to support Ukraine's critical needs by enabling Londoners to donate their non-ULEZ compliant vehicles in lieu of scrapping them, while still receiving a grant payment.

The scheme represents a direct response to the dire situation in Ukraine, where infrastructure damage and healthcare access have been severely compromised due to the conflict. By donating vehicles that would otherwise be decommissioned due to their failure to meet ULEZ standards, London is providing essential logistical support. These vehicles, ranging from ambulances to other non-compliant types, will be transferred permanently to Ukrainian authorities and organizations, facilitating humanitarian and medical efforts on the ground.

Sadiq Khan's proposal follows successful lobbying to ascertain there are no legal barriers to such donations, reflecting his unwavering commitment to aiding Ukraine. The scheme not only underscores London's solidarity with Ukraine during this tumultuous period but also aligns with efforts to improve air quality by removing older, polluting vehicles from the city's roads.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) has pledged a significant contribution, planning to donate 50 decommissioned ambulances, which, after refurbishment, will serve urgent medical needs in Ukraine. This gesture is part of a broader call to action by the Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, urging key services in London to review and donate suitable vehicles.

Under the stewardship of BUA, the scheme will ensure the smooth transfer of vehicles to Ukraine, providing a lifeline to those affected by the conflict. This partnership highlights the synergy between London's environmental policies and its humanitarian aspirations, with over 300 medical and evacuation vehicles already delivered to Ukraine by BUA in the previous year.

Eduard Fesko, Chargé d'affaires of Ukraine in the UK, hailed the initiative as a beacon of hope, offering a "second life" to vehicles in a manner that saves lives and fosters a stronger bond between London and Ukraine. The scheme not only assists in immediate humanitarian efforts but also supports Ukraine's long-term recovery and infrastructural rebuilding.

This initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in addressing the challenges posed by global conflicts. It marks a significant step in London's mission to clean its air while standing in solidarity with Ukraine, proving that environmental initiatives can have a profound humanitarian impact.

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