2019 National Air Quality Conference

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The National Air Quality Conference serves as a platform for business, local authorities and the third sector to learn and network as an industry.

As the levels of toxic air being registered in our towns and cities increase and the numbers of deaths which are attributed to air pollution grow, there is a clear and perceptual change in mind-set with regard to delivering policies which offer quantifiable solutions across health, energy, urban design and transport.   

The National Air Quality News Conference explores some of the issues and the possible solutions to the increasing levels of toxic air in our communities.

The conference agenda includes presentations from many sector leading specialists including:

  • Dr Gary Fuller from King’s College London, Christopher Snelling from the Freight Transport Association, Simon Jeffrey from Centre for Cities, Dr Alison Cook from the British Lung Foundation and Catherine Westoby from Transport for London (TfL).

To book on to the conference please see below;

November 12th 2019

 Lord’s Cricket Ground – London

In Association with our Conference Partner;

Session One – Are low emission zones achieving their aims?

9.55 – 10.05: Welcome Address – Michael Burton – Executive Editor and Author.

10.05 – 10.35: Polly Billington, Director, UK100 on why there needs to be a national Clean Air Zone (CAZ) network.

10.35 – 11.05: Cllr Anna Richardson, Glasgow City Council on Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone.

11.05 – 11.35: Catherine Westoby, Project Communications Specialist, Transport for London (TfL), on the first seven months of London’s ULEZ.

11.35– 11.50: Refreshments and Networking.


Session Two – How to reduce freight emissions without impacting the economy?

11.50 – 12.20:  Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association, on why the freight sector needs to be backed by government to cut emissions.

12.20 – 12.50: Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis, on how to improve clean air transport infrastructure funding for local authorities.

12.50 – 13.20: Simon Jeffrey, Centre for Cities, on why vehicle-free cities can give the economy a boost.

13.20 – 14.05: Lunch and Networking.


Session Three–Are the public health risks of air pollution now being taken seriously?

14.05 – 14.35: Dr Gary Fuller, King’s College London, on the history of public health and air pollution and how we got to this point.

14.35 – 15.05: Larissa Lockwood, Head of Health and Air Quality from Global Action Plan and Nick Martin, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Management at Great Ormond Street Hospital, on the Clean Air Hospital Framework.

15.05 – 15.35: Dr Alison Cook, Director of External Affairs – British Lung Foundation

15.35 – 15.50: Refreshments and Networking.


Session Four – Innovation, Development & Green Fuels

15.50 – 16.20: Dr Dawid Hanak, Cranfield University, on the potential for Carbon Capture Storage.

16.20 – 16:50: Dr Ben Todd, Arcola Energy, on the potential of hydrogen trains.

16.50 – 17.10: Discussion panel.

17.10: Closing remarks from chair.

17.30: Drinks & Networking.


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