The National Air Quality Conference serves as a platform for business, local authorities and the third sector to learn, network and celebrate as an industry.
The sixth annual event will be hosted on the 12th November 2019 at Lords Cricket Ground, London.
Since taking over the Air Quality News portfolio in December 2018 we have added new features and functionality to the website, vastly increased web traffic and have doubled the number of newsletter subscribers. In addition, we have also developed a new and exciting product that will launch at this year’s annual conference.
The context for this year’s conference is the degree of uncertainty surrounding Government plans for a new Environmental Bill while the future extent of alignment between the UK’s and Europe’s environmental policies remains unclear. Conference will consider the challenges of ensuring adequate protection for the environment in the Government’s new Environmental Bill as well as the adequacy of the powers of the new watchdog, the Office for Environment Protection.
IAPSC is a forum for the exchange of information and best practice in the field of air quality measurement and management in the UK.
It is intended primarily for those with legal responsibilities for managing air quality but has relevance for industrial process operators and service supply companies.
2019 has seen air quality remain high on the public and political agendas. The UK Government launched its new Air Quality Strategy, tackling a broad range sources including traffic, wood burning and agriculture. Increasing numbers of countries and cities are making long-term commitments to phasing out petrol and diesel cars, increasing the focus on non-exhaust vehicle emissions, as well as current real-world exhaust emissions. As evidence of the health impacts of air pollution increase, cities are investigating and introducing new measures to meet EU Limit Values and protect their citizens. The demonstrators who are taking to the streets and demanding urgent action to tackle our climate crisis are also demanding clean air.