Air Quality Conference North

Sep 2021
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Midland Hotel 16 Peter St
M60 2DS

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The Northern Air Quality Conference serves as a platform for business, local authorities and the third sector to learn and network as an industry. The Time to Breathe Campaign is proud to be an offical sponsor of the networking reception immediately after the conference.

As the levels of toxic air being registered in our towns and cities increase and the numbers of deaths which are attributed to air pollution grow, there is a clear and perceptual change in mind-set with regard to delivering policies which offer quantifiable solutions across health, energy, urban design and transport.

The Northern Air Quality News Conference explores some of the issues and the possible solutions to the increasing levels of toxic air in our communities.

The conference agenda includes presentations from organisations and sector leading specialists including:

Dr Gary Fuller from King’s College London, directors from the Joint Air Quality Unit, Jane Burston from Clean Air Fund, Dr Suzanne Bartington from the University of Birmingham, Katie Neald from ClientEarth and Polly Cook from Leeds City Council.


9.45 – 9.50: Welcome Address, Stephen Cirell – Advisory Energy Consultant – Conference Chair 

9.50 – 10.35: Imperial College London, Dr Gary Fuller, senior lecturer – Air pollution, has it ever been this bad and what will happen next? 

10.35 – 11.15: Environment Agency, Joe Swift and Julian Watkins – On inequality and air pollution: 

11.15 -11.40: Refreshments & Networking

11.40 – 12.25: Bath & North East Somerset Council – Cllr Sarah Warren, deputy council leader and cabinet member for climate and sustainable travel – On the challenges of implementing the first Clean Air Zone

12.25 – 1.45: Lunch & Networking

1.45 – 2.25: Clean Air Fund – Jane Burston, executive director – On the economic arguments and opportunities for Clean Air Zones: 

2.25 – 3.10: ClientEarth: Katie Nield, clean air lawyer – Clean Air Zones: Where did they come from and where are they going to?

3.10 – 3.35: Refreshments & Networking

3.35 – 4.15: Indoor air pollution: Tom Woolley, architect, environmental consultant and indoor air quality expert – On indoor air pollution,

4.15 – 5.15: Discussion Panel – Audience Q&A with 5 experts from the sector.

5.15: Closing remarks from Stephen Cirell, Chair.

5.20: Drinks & Hor d’oeuvres: Networking – Sponsored in association with the British Safety Council


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Should you have any queries, please contact +44 1625 666397.

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