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COVID-19 Webinar: Impacts on Transport Emissions and Air Quality - 18 June 2020

Webinar on Clean Air Day* - Thursday 18 June 2020, 2:00 to 3:30 pm

This free webinar will look at COVID-19 impacts on transport emissions and air quality, based on air quality monitoring stations and other data. As UK road transport fell to 1955 levels prompting a clear fall in air pollution, before steadily rising, now is the time to assess what can be learned from this and decide how to proceed when coming out of the pandemic.

Evidence (from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health research reported 7 April by The Guardian and CNN) also suggests that COVID-19 fatality rates have been higher in areas with higher air pollution, such as northern Italy.

Confirmed presenters:
• David Carslaw, Air Quality Knowledge Leader, Ricardo (see his recent paper on this topic here)

David will present data and analysis on how levels of key air pollutants across the UK have been affected by COVID-19, how we should quantify changes and what useful information can be gained to support air quality management and health impact assessments.

• Greg Archer, UK Director, Transport & Environment (T&E)

Greg will present some of the emerging health evidence of the effects of air pollution on coronavirus patients and a recent survey that shows strong public support for measures to reallocate road space away from cars in order to tackle urban air pollution.

Invited presenters:
• Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
• Dr Rachel Nethery, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Register now via Eventbrite.
 If a waiting list is in place when you register, sign up and if a place doesn't free up for you, you'll still receive the webinar recording and presentations afterwards. Joining details will be sent closer to the webinar date to those who register.

If you have any questions or would like to present at this or another webinar, please contact Randall Ghent at [email protected] or on 07960 180851.

* Since this webinar was first advertised, Clean Air Day has been postponed to 8 October, but the webinar still be on 18 June.