Updates

Reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators

In February, the IAQM committee wrote to Defra, to respond to the department's consultation on reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators to improve air quality. Amongst other points, the committee welcomed the proposal to transpose and implement the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). The committee shares Defra's view that, given the large number of such ...

UK Health Forum Air Pollution Tool

As part of a collaboration between The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE), the UK Health Forum and Imperial College London are working on a research project to test the long-term epidemiological impacts of air pollution in England, at both local and national levels. This project aims to model different ...

IAQM responds to DCLG consultation on EIA

In January the IAQM committee submitted a response to the Department of Communities and Local Government's Consultation on the implementation of European Directive 2014/52/EU (Environmental Impact Assessment). The IAQM submission focused on the matter of 'competent experts' as defined by Article 5(3). Download the full submission (pdf).

Chair’s Column, January 2017

The European Commission designated 2013 the ‘Year of Air’. They chose the wrong year in my opinion. It should have been last year. Not because concentrations were particularly high or the problems have been solved, but because of the degree of interest in air pollution shown by policy makers, the media, and of particular importance, ...

IAQM announces launch of Early Careers Interest Group

The Early Career Interest Group is aimed at IAQM Associate Members and Members in the early stages of their careers. The Group will provide a forum for these members to learn, present and network to form professional connections, in a friendly, supportive and accessible environment. We will be holding our launch event in spring 2017. This ...