National Air Quality Conference 2019

12 November 2019, 9:00am, Lords Cricket Ground, London



The National Air Quality Conference serves as a platform for business, local authorities and the third sector to learn and network as an industry. This years event will explore some of the issues and the possible solutions to the increasing levels of toxic air in our communities.

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: Laura Keogh and Hannah Sewell, Deputy Directors in the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU).

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

11.05 – 11.35: Lucy Hayward-Speight, Delivery Planning Manager for Air Quality and Environment, 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 Lockward, 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: 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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