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Entries now open to win this year’s Ian McCrae award

Dr Ian McCrae was a very well respected and widely liked air quality practitioner who worked for TRL. He made significant contributions to the understanding of emissions from transport and links with air quality. In his honour, this year the award will be presented to an IAQM Associate or Member in the early stages of ...

Clean Air Strategy 2018 consultation

IAQM seeks members’ views on new government strategy On the 22nd May the Government published a draft of it’s Clean Air Strategy 2018, and launched a consultation on the plans. The draft strategy outlines the Government’s ambitions relating to “reducing air pollution in the round, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy”. ...

Four House of Commons committees call for new air quality measures

In a joint report, four House of Commons Select Committees have called for a new Clean Air Act, for car makers to pay towards a clean air fund, and to bring forward the target for 100% clean car production from 2040. The report is the product of an unprecedented four-way inquiry by the Environment, Food and ...

IAQM responds to joint House of Commons Select Committee inquiry

In October, four House of Commons Select Committees joined forces to launch an unprecedented joint inquiry on air quality. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Transport Committees have come together to scrutinise cross-government plans and activities to tackle air pollution, in recognition of the scale of the problem and the roles ...

New LAQM tools released by Defra

The new Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) assessment tools are now available online. The Environment Act 1995 and associated regulations established the local air quality management system, under which all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland are required to regularly review and assess air quality in their areas against objectives for several pollutants of particular ...

Laurence Lovell wins 2017 Ian McCrae award

The first day of this year’s Routes to Clean Air conference concluded with the much-anticipated conference dinner and the presentation of the annual Ian McCrae award. Every year the award is given to an IAQM member who has demonstrated their commitment to the air quality profession. This year the award was open to IAQM Associates or Members ...