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Air pollution: vehicle emissions, the T-charge and evidence-based policy

Air pollution: vehicle emissions, the T-charge and evidence-based policy

19th October 2017
9.30am to 11.30am

Read the summary of this meeting here.

Chair

Stephen Doughty MP, Vice-Chair of the APPCCG

Speakers

Andrew Selous MP, Conservative MP and former MoJ Minister

Geraint Davies MP, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Air Pollution, and sponsor of the Clean Air Bill 2016-17

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, former Deputy Mayor of London and Mayor's Green Transport Adviser

Prof. Paul Monks, Chair of the Defra Air Quality Expert Group and Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science at the University of Leicester

Prof. Martin Williams, previously Head of the Air and Environmental Quality Division at Defra and currently at King's College London

Prof. Helen ApSimon, Professor of Air Pollution Studies at Imperial College London

Evidence on the health effects of diesel emissions, and the revelations that car manufacturers were fiddling their emissions tests, have shocked the public and politicians alike.

However, suggestions to introduce a diesel scrappage scheme to compensate motorists received no mention in the Government's draft air quality plan, which was published in May. The uncertainty has been met with dismay by drivers and vehicle fleet owners who thought they were acting in the country's best interest by following government advice for climate change targets.

On 23 October 2017, London joins a growing number of cities around the world taking action against rising air pollution, with the introduction of a £10 vehicle pollution charge for all but the cleanest models.

Join the Royal Meteorological Society, Imperial College London's Grantham Institute and the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, to hear experts answer questions on air pollution, health and the environment.

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