“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:
- (Keynote) Dr Claire Holman, Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) & Director, Brook Cottage Consultants
- (Keynote) Bob Moran, Deputy Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation and Head of Environment Strategy at the Department for Transport
- (Keynote) 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
- Andrea Lee, Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth
- Professor David Newby, British Heart Foundation John Wheatley Professor of Cardiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Edinburgh
- 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
- Cllr Mark Shelford, Lyncombe Ward & Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment, Bath and North East Somerset Council
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 January 2019, Michael Gove MP launched the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy. Our half-day briefing 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 2019: 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.