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The Clean Air Strategy 2019. Is this a new start for the management of air quality?

Longhurst, James; Barnes, Jo; Hayes, Enda; De Vito, Laura; Williams, Ben

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Enda Hayes Enda.Hayes@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Air Quality and Carbon Management

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Dr Laura De Vito Laura.Devito@uwe.ac.uk
Research Fellow in Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Ben Williams Ben3.Williams@uwe.ac.uk
Research Fellow in Air Quality Management Resource Centre



Abstract

Introduction and context
A brief overview of the UK’s air pollution problem
The Clean Air Strategy 2019 – aims and intentions
Evaluating the Strategy
Conclusions

The new strategy was published in January 2019. The foreword by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs (Defra) identifies air pollution as the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. The Clean Air Strategy sets out the case for action to improve UK air quality. The strategy is focused on tackling air pollution in England but also highlights action being taken in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Strategy sets “ambitious goals to reduce people’s exposure to nitrogen oxides, ammonia, particulate matter, non-methane volatile organic compounds and sulphur dioxide”. It estimates that the actions outlined could cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every year from 2030.
The traditional focus on road transport and industrial emissions is supplemented by a need to tackle other sources of air pollutants including agricultural and domestic sources.

Presentation Conference Type Keynote
Start Date Jun 27, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Longhurst, J., Barnes, J., Hayes, E., De Vito, L., & Williams, B. (2019, June). The Clean Air Strategy 2019. Is this a new start for the management of air quality?. Presented at 27th International Conference on Air Pollution Modelling, Monitoring and Management
Keywords clean air strategy, air pollution, evaluation
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 27th International Conference on Air Pollution Modelling, Monitoring and Management

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