Part 1- Government support for air quality improvements – addressing at a national and local level
Panel discussion: plans to reduce emissions and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 - what steps need to be taken?
Developing new initiatives for quicker actions on solving air quality issues
Is the current policy effectively tackling the issue of improving air quality? What changes should be put in place?
Global Action Plan
Air pollution and the impact on health – what is the real scope of the problem and how do you engage the public with the issue?
Educating the public about the real impacts of air quality on health and encouraging active travel
How can we categorise the impact of air quality on health to see who is most vulnerable and adequately plan for ways to improve public health
What does current research indicate about the health risks that poor air quality causes
What can we do today to reduce the levels of exposure to air pollution?
Meeting the World Health Organisation Air Quality Guidelines
Professor Paul Cosford CB
Emeritus Medical Director
Public Health England
Part 2 - Practical guidance on how to effectively produce and implement air quality action plans – successfully overcoming the commonly associated challenges
Practical guidance on delivering air quality improvements while developing the transport network
Planning and maintaining transport infrastructure without impacting air quality
Part 3 - Overcoming the challenges of introducing low emission zones and using technologies to monitor their effectiveness
Accurately obtaining air quality data – what monitoring options are available and how to use these
Are the current methods of air quality monitoring effective and accurate?
Developing novel ways of monitoring air quality and obtain more accurate data
Measuring the effectiveness of new initiatives and monitoring networks to improving air quality
Breathe London project – what does the primary data suggest?
Strategic Development Manager
National Physical Laboratory
What are the key lessons learnt from the implementation of Ultra Low Emission Zones so far and what are the next steps?
What benefits on air quality have the Ultra Low Emission Zones had so far? How can improvements be measured?
What challenges are London facing with the implementation of the Ultra low Emission Zones?
Effectively implementing clean air zones outside of London – how can these be effectively delivered?
What are the challenges which face the implementation of clean air zones?
How are clean air zones being implemented across the UK?
Updates on the plans and introduction of the clean air zones
How to effectively plan for clean air zones to accelerate their delivery
What is next for clean air zones?
Part 4 - Implementing the required infrastructure to support the rise in low carbon vehicles
Panel discussion: Responding to the rise in low emission vehicles – what is the projected uptake and what infrastructure is needed to support this?
Predications for the increase in low emission vehicles – projected uptake rates
Are we prepared for the 2040 diesel ban? Is the UK ready for a surge in electric vehicles?
Introducing the infrastructure needed to support low emission vehicles
Revolutionising public transport – introducing electric, hybrid and hydrogen buses
What will happen to the Fuel Excise Duty (FED) with the emergence of the low emission zones?
Incorporating electric vehicle charging points on new developments – why does this matter?
Policy Advisor - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Office for Low Emission Vehicles
Part 5 - Projects which are actively tackling the issue of poor air quality
Air quality Action Planning at LB Newham; challenges and lessons learnt
Monitoring schools – how the borough is implementing road closures around schools to improve air quality
Reinforcing targeted solutions to address poor air quality within the borough
The air quality task force; an interdisciplinary team which tackle poor air quality within the borough – how effective has this been so far?
Noise and Pollution Manager
London Borough of Newham
Project Update: Clean Air Villages
Cross River Partnership’s Defra-funded Clean Air Villages project is working across different boroughs in London to improve air quality
The project’s focus is to work with businesses in pollution hotspots to streamline deliveries and servicing and to implement tangible long term solutions that will improve local congestion and pollution
Cross River Partnership
WM-Air – Clean Air Science for the West Midlands
WM-Air is applying environmental science research expertise from the University of Birmingham in support of improved air quality and health across the West Midlands, to improve understanding of current and future air pollution sources, predict future air quality under business-as-usual and alternative scenarios, and quantify the air quality, health and economic benefits of policy options