Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for improving air quality across the UK - innovation, local initiatives and the Clean Air Strategy

Morning, Thursday, 19th July 2018

Central London


This seminar will bring out the latest thinking and options for policy on improving air quality in the UK.

It will be an opportunity to assess key measures from the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy - which seeks to protect the environment, improve public health by reducing pollution from domestic fuels and provide local government with further powers to lower emissions - during its open consultation.

Attendees will also consider what further action might be required to reduce emissions from a range of sources - including transport, industry and homes.

The agenda looks at opportunities for utilising innovative technology for low emission vehicles, upgrading to greener public transport and encouraging the uptake of alternative forms of transportation - and follows the launch of Government funding of £260m to tackle roadside emissions and other local air quality priorities.

Further sessions will examine the potential next steps that might be taken on a local and regional level - looking at the expansion of clean air zones, increasing cycling lanes and initiatives in urban planning, with reference to the upcoming London Environment Strategy.

Guest of Honour

Harriet Wallace

Deputy Director, Air Quality and Industrial Emissions, Defra

Guest of Honour

Harriet Wallace

Deputy Director, Air Quality and Industrial Emissions, Defra

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Gorman

Director, Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow Airport


Geraint Davies MP

Member, Environmental Audit Committee

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb


Andrea Lee

Senior Campaigner, Clean Air Team, ClientEarth

Dr Stephen Thomson

Head, Environment & Sustainability, Transport Scotland

Abigail Knight

Associate Director of Public Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Andy Eastlake

Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Bridget Fox

Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport

Matthew Pencharz

Principal, MSP Strategies and Deputy Mayor of London for Environment & Energy (2012-2016)

Nick Molden

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Emissions Analytics

Dr Alison Cook

Director of Policy and Communications, British Lung Foundation

Matt Davies

UK Managing Principal, Ramboll

Tim Minett

Chief Executive, CPL Group