Air Quality and Emissions
The Future Economy Network is proud to be presenting this seminar with Vattenfall, University of the West of England (UWE) and the Environment Agency exploring what’s needed in Bristol (and beyond) to ensure that our air quality is improved.
Tuesday 17th September 2019, 9:30 - 12:30
Venue: The Environment Agency
Tickets: £40 + VAT (discounts available for FEN subscribers)
Bristol (and other cities) are above legal limits for their air quality. This seminar will discuss how air quality can be improved both for health and wellbeing reasons but also to be in line with climate emergency targets of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. We will discuss challenges and opportunities, practical scenarios, associated regulation and funding to deliver cleaner air.
9:30 – 9:55 – Registration and tea & coffee
9:55 – 10:00 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network
10:00 – 10:15 – Representative from The Environment Agency
10:15 – 10:35 – Jim Longhurst, UWE
10:35 – 11:00 – Noah Nkonge, Vattenfall Heat UK
11:00 – 11:20 – Representative from the Centre for Sustainable Energy
11:20– 11:55 – Panel discussion
11:55 – 12:00 – Closing remarks
12:00 – 12:30 – Networking
After 12:30 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square
As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square.
Jim Longhurst, Professor of Environmental Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UWE
Jim is Professor of Environmental Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UWE, Bristol. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Air Quality Management Resource Centre and also provides executive leadership for the WHO Collaborating Centre on Healthy Urban Environments. He has over 30 years’ experience of research leadership specialising in air quality and carbon management. He has published over 250 papers, book chapters and edited works in the peer reviewed literature. His national roles include Vice President of the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences, Honorary Vice President of Environmental Protection UK and Director of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC. His research has been supported by many sources including the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, the EU, UK Research Councils (NERC, EPSRC, ESRC), the Environment Agency, the European Environment Agency, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency, the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and the European Commission amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Society for the Environment, a Chartered Scientist and one of the first Chartered Environmentalist’s in the UK.
The Future Economy Group are working with carbon offset provider, The Converging World to calculate Festival attendee’s carbon footprint. Attendees for the seminars have the option to add this to their ticket price when completing their Eventbrite booking, with a suggested donation of £1 per attendee. It is hoped that this will help those attending to consider their carbon footprint in their everyday activities. For those who decide against offsetting their carbon, The Future Economy Group will make their payment. All payments will be made to our chosen charity, The Converging World. Find out more information here.
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