Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR
Leeds City Council has moved a long way in how it is addressing air quality issues and this event is held in Leeds so that we can hear from some of those most closely involved. Air quality has risen up the political agenda because of the impacts on the health of citizens and the growing number of people affected by breathing difficulties and heart problems. The move to low emission vehicles is a related issue and a further prompt to the growth of this technology is the potential reduction on air pollution. Other approaches being taken include work place parking levies and low emission vehicle zones. Air quality monitoring is a vital ingredient in the mix and having an effective policy and model is also fundamental. Keeping up to date with legal responsibilities and progress is another element of the debate. As a fast moving agenda it is important for those responsible to remain aware of developments and policy options.
Session one: Why is this a priority for local authorities?
Increasing the quality of your citizens’ air
Andrea Lee, Senior Campaigner, Clean Air Team, ClientEarth
Session two: What actions can local authorities take?
Session three: Case studies