The session will look at how the Green Recovery will require cleaner air and lower emissions from transport. It will give attendees a better understanding of the health impacts of air pollution and the legislative and political context of clean air. This event will furthermore provide insights into Clean Air Zones and new perspectives on how sustainable transport works in practice.
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This exclusive Q&A with Andrea Lee from the environmental charity ClientEarth, which has successfully challenged the UK Government on breaching air pollution limits, and Dr Suzanne Bartington from the Institute of Applied Health Research, will explore how a green recovery, following the Covid-19 pandemic, will be the only recovery possible for the transport sector. What has happened so far on air quality and why is it so important that we address it? How is a green recovery to be achieved? What needs to happen? Are we doing enough?
This session will also be featuring insights into the impact of air pollution on people's health, on legal challenges to government, on improving air quality and on the steps forward for a green recovery.
This is your chance to hear from key actors who are central to solving the pressing issue of air pollution and sustainable transport and who shape the industry of the future.
This webinar is for anyone interested in transport planning and governance, network management and how and what we need to consider when we think about the green recovery and the future of transport.
Two types of tickets are available. A ticket gives you access to the webinar, that you can access live or on-demand after the live webinar has taken place.
Andrea is the Clean Air Campaigns and Policy Manager for environmental law organisation ClientEarth, which has successfully challenged the UK Government in court for failing to meet legal levels of air pollution. Andrea has worked in sustainability and sustainable transport projects for more than 15 years and has been part of the clean air team at ClientEarth since 2013.
At ClientEarth, she campaigns for a national network of Clean Air Zones to urgently reduce illegal levels of air pollution, alongside measures to provide help and support for people and businesses to quickly move on to cleaner forms of transport. She is also campaigning for new clean air legislation to better protect people’s health and ensure that the UK meets stronger World Health Organization guideline levels for air pollution by 2030 at the latest.
A strong believer in the importance of collaborating and bringing out different voices, Andrea also coordinates the Healthy Air Campaign. Together this national coalition of health, transport and environmental NGOs is advocating for more ambitious action at all levels of government to tackle air pollution
Dr Suzanne Bartington is a public health clinician and environmental epidemiologist with research interests focusing on three core themes: (1) health and environmental impacts of ambient and indoor air pollution; (2) sustainable transport mobilities specifically links between active travel infrastructure and health; (3) environmental public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Suzanne has cross-cutting interests in development of new methods for monitoring, analysing and modelling impacts of air quality and application of mixed-methods approaches to intervention evaluation.
Suzanne is a Clinical Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research and Member of the Faculty of Public Health. She is also Co-Lead with Professor William Bloss of the University of Birmingham Institute for Global Innovation Clean Air Theme, launched in March 2020.