The full programme for the 2017 National Air Quality Conference is now available, with speakers from ClientEarth, Oxford city council and Ricardo among those speaking at the event.
The one day conference, taking place at The Crystal in London’s Docklands on 23 November will look in depth at the government’s air quality plan, how cities are responding to the air pollution crisis, the future of road transport and public engagement on air pollution.
The fourth annual conference hosted by airqualitynews.com will also reflect on what has been a landmark year in the field of air quality management, following major policy announcements, and a huge public interest in issues around air pollution.
Speakers added to the programme include Andrea Lee, healthy air campaigner with environmental law charity ClientEarth, who will offer details of the organisation’s latest legal challenge against the government’s air quality plan (see airqualitynews.com story).
Also speaking is Leeds city council’s executive programme manager Polly Cook, who will offer an update on how Leeds is responding to the national air quality plan, and Mai Jarvis, Oxford city council’s environmental quality team manager will outline Oxford’s aim to have the UK’s first Zero Emission Zone by 2035.
During the afternoon, speakers will debate the future of road transport, cleaner fuel options and whether electric vehicles can provide a suitable solution to tackling the UK’s air pollution problem.
Chris Large, senior partner at the behaviour change charity Global Action Plan will also present findings from the first ever National Clean Air Day, and GLA’s air quality manager Elliot Treharne will outline how Sadiq Khan’s clean air plan is being implemented in London.
Visitors will also be able to preview some of the latest low emission vehicles which will be on display at the event.
Support for the conference is coming from Mercedes-Benz and FUSO, Engie, Calor, Concept Life Sciences, Imperial, Videalert and Trakm8.
Delegates can also book a specially-priced joint ticket to attend the National Air Quality Awards, which is taking place shortly after the conference and will recognise achievement in helping to improve the UK’s air quality and reduce emissions at all levels across local authorities, the private and third sectors.
Over 30 businesses, local authorities and individuals are in the running for awards (see airqualitynews.com story).