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"A conference & unconference for better air quality. All welcome."
DATE: Saturday 14 July 2012, 10.30 am – 5 pm
VENUE: University London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HY. (Map) Nearest tube: Goodge Street.
WHO: This event is aimed at the general public who want to see good air quality in their neighbourhood and beyond. You don't need to be an expert. There's no admission charge, and this is the founding meeting of the Network for Clean Air.
WHY: There are seventeen places in the UK which will not achieve limits for harmful air pollution (NO2) within legal EU limits by 1 January 2015. Indeed, one of them, Greater London - won't achieve these limits until about 2025. Local authorities and national government need the engagement of civil society to bring forth adequate measures to control pollutants, improve public health and the quality of life. In London alone, poor air quality leads to the premature death of about four thousand people annually (that’s about the same as the ‘great smog’ of December 1952).
The seventeen places which will fail to meet statutory air quality requirements are: London, Manchester, Liverpool, Teesside, Hull, Southampton, Glasgow, Belfast, South Wales, West Yorkshire, Eastern England, South East England, East Midlands, The Potteries, Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands, and North East England.