Key Points
  • The Clean Air Strategy 2018: where we are and the road ahead.
  • Local Air Quality Plans: Local solutions to air quality including clean air zones and transport planning, as well as compliance to government targets.
  • Protecting the Nations Health: Assessing the health risks to air pollution such as the increased chance of lung, heart and circulatory conditions and Reviewing the Health and Social Care cumulative costs of air pollution.
  • Reducing Emissions from Transport: Reviewing forthcoming strategies for Electric Vehicles, reducing Nox emissions from rail, shipping and aviation vehicles.
  • Protecting the Environment: Considering healthy environments as an essential component of progress, not a barrier to economic development and assessing strategies to reduce acidification, eutrophication, excess tropospheric ozone.


Overview

“Air pollution is making people ill, shortening lives and damaging our economy and environment”

Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Speakers confirmed so far:
  • (Key-note) Dr Claire Holman, Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants
  • (Key-note) Dr Bill Parish , Head of Air Quality and Industrial Emissions, DEFRA
  • (Chair) Professor Richard Murphy, Professor of Life Cycle Assessment and Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
  • Professor David Newby, British Heart Foundation John Wheatley Professor of Cardiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Edinburgh
  • Samuel Rouse, Senior Scientist Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • John Henderson, Senior Advisor - Fuel & Power, Environment Agency
  • Nick Molden, Founder and CEO, Emissions Analytics
  • Dr Mark Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
  • Dr Matthew Loxham BBSRC Future Leader Fellow in Respiratory Biology and Air Pollution Toxicology in Medicine, University of Southampton


As well as being damaging to our natural environment, air pollution is the fourth biggest threat to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease.

In May 2018, Michael Gove MP launched the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy. Our full-day conference on Reviewing the Clean Air Strategy will evaluate this policy by bringing together a range of professionals in this area to evaluate and share best practice.

Delegates will discuss the policy in detail and examine practical ways of adhering to government targets. Delegates will be able to hear from Local Authorities, the Environment Agency, the British Heart Foundation and a range of leading academics in this field.

We will be focusing on the following key areas:

  • The Clean Air Strategy 2018: where we are and the road ahead.
  • Local Air Quality Plans: Local solutions to air quality including clean air zones and transport planning, as well as compliance to government targets.
  • Protecting the Nation’s Health: Assessing the health risks to air pollution such as the increased chance of lung, heart and circulatory conditions and Reviewing the Health and Social Care cumulative costs of air pollution.
  • Reducing Emissions from Transport: Reviewing forthcoming strategies for Electric Vehicles, reducing Nox emissions from rail, shipping and aviation vehicles.
  • Protecting the Environment: Considering healthy environments as an essential component of progress, not a barrier to economic development and assessing strategies to reduce acidification, eutrophication, excess tropospheric ozone.



Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:15
Registration and Refreshments

 

09:15 - 09:20
Chair’s Opening Remark’s

 

Speakers

Professor Richard Murphy Professor of Life Cycle Assessment & Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability

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09:20 - 10:00
Key-note address 1: The Clean Air Strategy 2018

 
-The Clean Air Strategy 2018: where we are and the road ahead
-Government’s long-term strategy to improve air quality across the country  
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Short term goals to reduce the number of areas in the UK where air pollution breaches legal limits

----Q&A with delegates-----

Speakers

Dr Claire Holman Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants

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10:00 - 10:45
Panel Session: Local Air Quality Plans

 
-What the data tells us: setting practical standards for vehicle emissions
- Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU): NO2 concentration limits, JAQU citizen engagement and the latest on the delivery of CAZs
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Local solutions to air quality including clean air zones and transport planning, as well as compliance to government targets
-Assessing the LGA’s response to the Clean Air Strategy   

Speakers

Samuel Rouse Senior Scientist Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Nick Molden Founder & CEO, Emissions Analytics

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10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break

 

11:15 - 11:50
Key-note Address 2: DEFRA

 
-Identifying the challenges and opportunities in delivering the Clean Air Strategy
-Analysing the progress being made on NOx exceedances

----Q&A with delegates-----


Speakers

Dr Bill Parish Head of Air Quality and Industrial Emissions, Defra

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11:50 - 12:40
Panel session: Protecting the Nation’s Health

 
-Assessing the health risks to air pollution such as the increased chance of lung, heart and circulatory conditions
-Reviewing the Health and Social Care cumulative costs of air pollution
-The King’s College ‘Traffic project’: spatiotemporal analysis of range of health outcomes based on air quality modelling predictions

Speakers

Dr Matthew Loxham BBSRC Future Leader Fellow in Respiratory Biology and Air Pollution Toxicology in Medicine, University of Southampton

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Professor David Newby British Heart Foundation (BHF) John Wheatley Chair of Cardiology, Director of Clinical Research Facility and Edinburgh Imaging,

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Dr Mark R. Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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12:40 - 13:10
Panel session: Protecting the Environment

 
-Considering healthy environments as an essential component of progress, not a barrier to economic development.
-Assessing strategies to reduce acidification, eutrophication, excess tropospheric ozone 
- Industrial processes and power generation: reviewing the role of coal in future policy and biomass conversions
- aims to both reduce the environmental impact of existing coal and anaerobic digestion plants and biomass boilers  
-Improving the Energy Efficiency of Stoves to Reduce Pollutant Emissions from Household Solid Fuel Combustion 


Speakers

John Henderson Senior Advisor, Fuel & Power, Environment & Business, Environment Agency

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13:10 - 13:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Richard Murphy Professor of Life Cycle Assessment & Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability

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End

Speakers

John Henderson Senior Advisor, Fuel & Power, Environment & Business, Environment Agency

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Dr Claire Holman Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants

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Dr Matthew Loxham BBSRC Future Leader Fellow in Respiratory Biology and Air Pollution Toxicology in Medicine, University of Southampton

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Dr Mark R. Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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Nick Molden Founder & CEO, Emissions Analytics

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Professor Richard Murphy Professor of Life Cycle Assessment & Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability

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Professor David Newby British Heart Foundation (BHF) John Wheatley Chair of Cardiology, Director of Clinical Research Facility and Edinburgh Imaging,

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Dr Bill Parish Head of Air Quality and Industrial Emissions, Defra

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Samuel Rouse Senior Scientist Air Quality Officer, Transport and Environmental Protection, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Venue details

Central London


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