Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Priorities for improving UK air quality

Morning, Thursday, 19th July 2018

Central London


This seminar will bring out latest thinking and options for policy on improving air quality in the UK with the Government preparing to consult on the Clean Air Strategy.

It also takes place with key parliamentary committees jointly calling for a new Clean Air Act, with recommendations on coordinated policy for planning, public transport and taxation, and putting public health and the environment at the centre of air quality - and in the context of the Government’s air quality plan.

Delegates will examine progress on a local and regional level - such as the expansion of clean air zones, increasing cycling lanes and initiatives in urban planning - as well as sectoral approaches to improve air quality.

Planned sessions will also discuss what more might be done to reduce levels of domestic pollution, as the Government considers responses to its consultation on the effects of solid fuel burning stoves in UK homes, and 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


Andrea Lee

Senior Campaigner, Clean Air Team, ClientEarth

Abigail Knight

Associate Director of Public Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Andy Eastlake

Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

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