Key Points
  • Implementing partnership working at national and local level to tackle emissions and air pollution
  • Learning from Clean Air Zones: meeting air quality targets, building local awareness and transport management systems to improve air quality
  • Building a business case for improving air quality to help boost support and reduce ill health
  • Monitoring future trends of PM2.5 to understand how to improve air quality across the UK
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, Special Advisor, Royal College of Physicians on Air Quality and UKRI Clean Air Champion
  • Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director - Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport
  • Baroness Jenny Jones, Vice-Chair, Air Pollution APPG
  • Stephen Arnold, Head of Clean Air Zone, Birmingham City Council
  • Cathryn Brown, Clean Air Zone Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Kate Langford, Programme Director, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation
  • Joe Swift, Senior Policy Advisor - Air Pollution, Environment Agency
  • Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan
  • Professor Hugh Coe, Professor of Atmospheric Composition, University of Manchester
  • Dr Kevin Wyche, Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Environment and Public Health Research


Join Westminster Insight’s Clean Air Digital Conference where we will consider how the Clean Air Strategy and Environment Bill can help tackle pollution effectively. You will hear how implementing Clean Air Zones can benefit local communities and business, building healthier environments, more resilient local economies and better public transport choices.

You will explore how to implement partnership working, engaging the public and other agencies to help encourage behavioural change and create awareness of the impacts of air pollution. Review how to implement a practical approach to transport management in both rural and urban areas.

We will also review how best to monitor and measure air quality to spot future trends and identify challenges with fine particular matter. We will review the relationship between air pollution, COVID-19 and disadvantaged communities and practical solutions to ensure cleaner air for all.


Agenda
Start

09:10 - 09:30
Chair's Extended Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate CBE UKRI Clean Air Champion

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09:30 - 09:45
Opening Address from the Air Pollution All Party Parliamentary Group

 

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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Vice-Chair, Air Pollution APPG

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09:45 - 10:05
Keynote Address: Addressing Air Pollution Through Transport: Reducing Emissions and Achieving Net Zero

 
  • Exploring how the impact of COVID-19 could help to reduce vehicle emissions in the long-term  
  • Implementing measure to reduce emissions including improving accessibility to greener vehicles, encouraging behavioural change and offering cleaner public transport
  • Understanding a practical approach to transport management and overcoming different challenges for rural and urban areas
09:55  - 10:05 Questions and Discussion 

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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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10:05 - 10:50
Joint Discussion: Tackling Air Quality through Clean Air Zones

 
  • Exploring the challenges of creating a clean air zone, from inception to implementation    
  • Managing expectations within Class C and Class D clean air zones and tackling challenges in planning for the different classes
  • Understanding the potential impact of clean air zones in meeting air quality targets
10:35 - 10:50 Questions and Discussion 

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Cathryn Brown Clean Air Zone Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Stephen Arnold Head of Clean Air Zone, Birmingham City Council

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10:50 - 11:20
Break

 

11:20 - 12:00
Implementing Local Air Quality Management Strategies to Create Happier and Healthier Places to Lives

 
  • Ensuring local authorities adopt partnership working to tackle local problems to help improve air quality
  • Utilising Air quality grants to implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities
  • Building local awareness of the impact of air pollution and encouraging public to act, protecting our environment and health

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Joe Swift Senior Policy Advisor - Air Pollution, Environment Agency

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12:00 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: Protecting the Nation’s Health: Examining the Impact of COVID-19, Air Quality and Public Health Inequalities

 
  • Providing the public with a better understanding of the public health implications from air quality
  • Implementing behavioural interventions by delivering educational and awareness-raising initiatives
  •  Building a business case for improving air quality to help boost support and reduce ill health
  • Reviewing the relationship between air pollution, COVID-19 and disadvantaged communities  

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Dr Kevin Wyche Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Environment and Public Health Research

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Kate Langford Programme Director, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

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Larissa Lockwood Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan

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12:40 - 13:00
Case Study: Exploring Future Challenges and Trends of Fine Particulate Matter

 
  • Examining sources and future trends of PM2.5 to understand how to improve air quality across the UK   
  • Exploring the implications on monitoring and measuring air quality
  • Understanding how the chemical makeup of PM2.5 is more important than the amount of PM2.5 
12:55 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Professor Hugh Coe Professor of Atmospheric Composition, University of Manchester

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13:00 - 13:05
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate CBE UKRI Clean Air Champion

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Stephen Arnold Head of Clean Air Zone, Birmingham City Council

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Kate Langford Programme Director, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

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Larissa Lockwood Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan

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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Vice-Chair, Air Pollution APPG

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Cathryn Brown Clean Air Zone Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Professor Hugh Coe Professor of Atmospheric Composition, University of Manchester

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Dr Kevin Wyche Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Environment and Public Health Research

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Joe Swift Senior Policy Advisor - Air Pollution, Environment Agency

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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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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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