Key Points
  • 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 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:
  • (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.



Agenda
Start

08:15 - 08:45
Registration and Refreshments

 

08:45 - 08:50
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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08:50 - 09:25
Keynote address 1: The Clean Air Strategy 2019 (including Q&A)

 
-The Clean Air Strategy 2019: 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



Speakers

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

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09:25 - 10:00
Keynote Address 2: Department of Transport (including Q&A)

 

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Bob Moran Deputy Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation and Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport

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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   

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Nick Molden Founder & CEO, Emissions Analytics

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Andrea Lee Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth

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Cllr Mark Shelford Councillor, Lyncombe Ward & Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break

 

11:15 - 11:45
Keynote Address 3: DEFRA (including Q&A)

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




Speakers

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

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11:45 - 12:50
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 Mark R. Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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

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12:50 - 13:15
Protecting the Environment (Including Q&A)

 
-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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13:15 - 13:20
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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Andrea Lee Senior Clean Air Campaigner, ClientEarth

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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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Bob Moran Deputy Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation and Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport

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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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Cllr Mark Shelford Councillor, Lyncombe Ward & Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Venue details

Park Plaza London Riverbank 18 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TJ United Kingdom

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