Tackling Air Pollution Locally: The Clean Air Strategy & Next Steps

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Beth Conlan and Guy Hitchcock, Ricardo
  • Andrea Lee, Clean Air Campaigns and Policy Manager, Clean Earth
  • Bex Bolland, Clean Air Manager, UK100 Cities Network
  • Chris Large, Senior Partner, Global Action Plan
  • Graham Neale, Sustainable Communities Consultant (chair)
  • Further speakers to be announced


The Government's new Clean Air Strategy makes clear its belief that "the current legislative framework has not driven sufficient action at a local level" and that the upcoming Environment Bill will "outline proposals that will address this". With a desire to 'shift the focus towards prevention rather than tackling air pollution only when limits are surpassed', actions being considered include introducing a ‘lead authority’ for air quality, developing an ‘effective framework for tackling transboundary pollution’, and ‘transformative changes to LAQM guidance’. Alongside the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations, the framework for local action is changing.

Join Westminster Briefing on Thursday 25th April for an up to date brief on the Clean Air Strategy proposals and reforms to the policy framework. We will examine planned changes, what they mean for local actors, and what leading authorities are already doing to tackle air pollution in their area.

Key issues to be covered include: 

  • Shifting focus from responding to exceedances towards prevention
  • Introducing a lead authority for air quality
  • Developing a new framework for tackling transboundary pollution
  • Transformative changes to LAQM guidance
  • Implementing the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations
  • The role of LAs in delivering the National Air Pollution Control Programme
  • Developing comprehensive local plans and strategies
  • Improving partnership working and different stakeholders’ roles
  • Targeting action in ‘hotspot’ areas
  • Timescales and next steps

About the event:

The morning session will focus on Clean Air Strategy proposals, latest reforms to the policy framework, and the next steps for Government action.

The afternoon session will examine case study examples of different local approaches.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in improving local air quality, including: local authority air quality teams; transport & highway officers; legal & enforcement specialists; elected members; environmental consultants; academics; and representative groups.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: matthew.binns@westminster-briefing.com


Thursday 25th April 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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