Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Priorities for a national air quality plan

Morning, Thursday, 15th June 2017

Central London


Assessing policy for improving air quality levels, as well as the upcoming guidance due to be issued by NICE around the time of this conference.

Planned sessions look at the priorities for reducing pollution levels to meet environmental requirements and improve public health, with discussion on the implementation and funding of new clean air zones across the country, and what policy measures should be pursued to reduce CO2 and NO2 levels. Discussion is also expected on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report that recommended government do more to mitigate the environmental impacts of expansion at Heathrow Airport, as well as cross-government plans to tackle urban pollution.

Following the Mayor of London’s announcement of a new daily ‘Toxicity Charge’ beginning later this year that will be applied to the most polluting vehicles, further discussion will focus on measures to reduce emissions across the transport sector and what more can be done to change driver and manufacturer behaviours. We also expect delegates to consider emission reduction plans and possible measures to reduce the impact of the industrial sector on air and the environment in the UK.

Guest of Honour

Catriona Henderson

Deputy Head, Joint Air Quality Unit, Defra and DfT (Subject to Departmental business)

Guest of Honour

Catriona Henderson

Deputy Head, Joint Air Quality Unit, Defra and DfT (Subject to Departmental business)

Keynote Speaker

Philippa Oldham

Head of Transport and Manufacturing, Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Asher Bennett

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tevva Motors

Nick Molden

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Emissions Analytics

Simon Alcock

Communications and Public Affairs Manager, ClientEarth

Gloria Esposito

Head of Projects, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Patrick Feehily

Assistant Director - Environment, Greater London Authority

Ann Ballinger

Principal Consultant, Eunomia

Dr Andy Cope

Director of Insight, Sustrans

Matt Gorman

Sustainability & Environment Director, Heathrow Airport

Professor Jonathan Grigg

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London