Top speakers set for National Air Quality Conference

A number of top policy and scientific representatives from across the air quality spectrum have been confirmed as speakers for the new event in November 2014

Several top air quality figures from scientific and policy backgrounds have been confirmed to speak at the first National Air Quality Conference in London on November 26 2014.

Hosted by, the conference will give delegates the opportunity to discuss the latest developments, exchange information and learn from best practice in the field of air quality measurement and management at both a national and local level.

The first National Air Quality Conference will take place on November 26 2014 in London

The first National Air Quality Conference will take place on November 26 2014 in London

The full conference programme has yet to be finalised, but already confirmed for the event are representatives from the Institute for Air Quality Management (IAQM), ClientEarth, Public Health England, the Greater London Authority (GLA),and Transport for London (TfL).

Speakers will touch on a host of air quality issues, including legislation, health, transport, business, low emission zones and the legal action currently faced by the UK government over the EU’s nitrogen dioxide limits.

With a programme running from 8.45am on November 26 2014, the day’s discussion will conclude at 4pm.

Conference highlights include:

  • Air quality in the UK: setting the scene – Roger Barrowcliffe, chairman, Institute for Air Quality Management (IAQM)
  • Air quality policy and practice in London — Elliot Treharne, air quality manager, Greater London Authority
  • European court action: what does the UK need to do to meet air quality targets? — Alan Andrews, air quality lawyer, ClientEarth
  • Issues arising from health impacts of air pollution — Sotiris Vardoulakis, group leader, air pollution and climate change, Public Health England
  • Transport emissions roadmap: tackling air quality issues in the capital — Sam Longman, policy manager, Transport for London.

The event is being hosted in central London at 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, near Waterloo, Waterloo East and Blackfriars stations. To find out more and register for a place at the conference, visit the event website.



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