Spacehouse launch the 2022 National Air Quality Conference
“The future of air quality”
As we work to tackle air pollution, it’s important that we not only learn from the past, but also look to the future. That’s why our 2022 National Air Quality Conference will focus on “the future of air quality”.
Join the Air Quality News team for this special event on Wednesday 9th November at Lords Cricket Ground, looking at the future of air quality and discussing and sharing ideas on how we can deliver clean air in our communities.
First speakers confirmed;
Geraint Davies MP
Geraint Davies is the Labour Co-op MP for Swansea West, having previously served as an MP in Croydon Central from 1997 to 2005 and as Leader of Croydon London Borough Council. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution, he leads cross-party discussions on how to improve air quality in the UK. His Clean Air Bill provides a blueprint for new legislation to tackle toxic air in the UK, with support from over twenty MPs.
Professor Catherine Noakes
Professor Catherine Noakes is a charted mechanical engineer, with a background in fluid dynamics. She leads research on ventilation, indoor air quality and infection control in the built environment. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she co-chaired the Environment and Modelling sub group for the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which led to her being awarded an OBE for Services to the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020.
Councillor Louise Upton
Cllr Louise Upton is Cabinet Member for Health and Transport at Oxford City Council, as well as the Council’s Cycling Champion. Oxford City Council launched Britain’s first-ever Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in February, and Cllr Upton will speak to delegates about this scheme and the wider work the Council is doing to tackle air pollution. Louise has served on the Council as a Labour Councillor since 2013
Kate Langford is the Programme Director for Impact For Urban Health’s programme on the health effects of air pollution. In this role, Kate leads on shaping the strategic direction for the programme and works cross-organisationally to bring the best evaluation, data and influencing expertise to the programme.