Saturday 14th July
A conference for better air quality. All welcome.
DATE: Saturday 14 July 2012, 10.30 am – 5 pm
VENUE: University London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HY.
Nearest tube: Goodge Street.
WHO: This event is aimed at the general public who want to see good air
quality in their neighbourhood and beyond. You don't need to be an expert.
There's no admission charge, and this is the founding meeting of the
Network for Clean Air
WHY: There are seventeen places in the UK which will not achieve limits
for harmful air pollution (NO2) within legal EU limits by 1 January 2015.
Indeed, one of them, Greater London - won't achieve these limits until
about 2025. Local authorities and national government need the engagement
of civil society to bring forth adequate measures to control pollutants,
improve public health and the quality of life. In London alone, poor air
quality leads to the premature death of about four thousand people
annually (that’s about the same as the ‘great smog’ of December 1952).
The seventeen places which will fail to meet statutory air quality
requirements are: London, Manchester, Liverpool, Teesside, Hull,
Southampton, Glasgow, Belfast, South Wales, West Yorkshire, Eastern
England, South East, England, East Midlands, The Potteries, Yorkshire and
Humberside, West Midlands, North East England.
Morning - Conference - invited speakers
* Legal Action for Clean Air in the UK - Alan Andrews, Client Earth *
Why Air Pollution is Bad for Human Health - Dr Ian Mudway, MRC-HPA Centre
for Environment and Health, King's College London
* London Air: the Politics, the Vision - Jenny Bates, Friends of the
Earth London Campaigner
Other speakers to be confirmed
Afternoon - Unconference - workshops, discussions
Share your knowledge and experience; discover new approaches; learn with
others; meet new friends.
REGISTRATION/ FINAL DETAILS/ NEWSLETTER
To register for the conference (not essential but recommended), receive
final conference details and an occasional newsletter then please email:
Sign-up for a newsletter on-line at www.cleanairuk.org
2nd July 2012