On Clean Air Day 17th June 2021, the Environment Agency will be hosting presentations and panel discussions on environmental equity and presenting interim findings from the ‘Joint Air Quality Health Inequalities’ project. Join us to hear the latest air quality and inequity updates with a focus on the ‘lived experiences’ of those most effected by inequity.
Date: Thursday 17th June 2021 Time 10:00 – 12:00
Meeting ID: 844 1808 8277 Passcode: 7ARbT0
At a population level air pollution presents the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. Air pollution can lead to both short and long term health term issues for all, but impacts on some groups more than others, such as the young and elderly, minority ethnic communities, those living in areas of high deprivation, those with existing health inequities and those working in high exposure jobs. We know that the inequities gap is widening and that these inequities have been exacerbated by Covid-19.
Webinar 1# : Inequities, Challenges, ‘AQ Inequalities Project’ Summary & Review
Overview: Framing key issues and the main challenges that exist, as well as presenting interim findings from the ‘Joint Air Quality Inequalities’ project.
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
- Introductions & House Keeping: Chair – Jo Lane (Natural Resources Wales)
- Key Note Presentation on Equity – Professor Jon Fairburn (Staffordshire University);
- Presentation on ‘Joint Air quality Inequalities Project’ – Joe Swift & Julian Watkins (Environment Agency)
- Panel discussion: Dr Jo Barnes (University of the West of England), Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers (UWE), Araceli Comargo (Centric Lab), Ben Hudson (Global Action Plan); Noel Nelson (Met Office)
Webinar 2#: Lived Experiences – Outcomes/Actions/Solutions
Overview: NGO and community action and lived experience; exploring success stories; interventions and innovative projects.
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
- Lightning Presentations: Judy Ling Wong (Black Environment Network), Kate Langford (Impact on Urban Health); Hilda Palmer (Trade Union Clean Air Network and GM Hazards) and Stuart Phelps (Residents Against Dirty Energy); Dr Suzanne Bartington (University of Birmingham)
- Panel discussion
Meeting ID: 844 1808 8277 Passcode: 7ARbT0 Time 10.00-12.00 17th June