Air Pollution: Vehicle Emissions, the T-charge and Evidence-Based Policy.

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017

Time: 09:30 - 11:30


Portcullis House
Portcullis House
Houses of Parliament
United Kingdom


Can evidence-based policy handle vehicle emissions’ effect on environment and health?
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, and the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, to hear experts answer questions on air pollution, health and the environment.

CHAIR: Stephen Doughty MP, Vice-Chair of the APPCCG

SPEAKERS: 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.


MEETING REPORT |    Attracting over 70 participants, this meeting brought together stakeholders from different, and often separate communities, to discuss how to approach air pollution and climate change challenges.

Click here to view the meeting report from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London >>

Click here to view the meeting report from the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group >>

This meeting was supported by the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Envrionment at Imperial College London and the All Party Parliamentary climatechange Group and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme.