New IAQM Position Statement regarding impacts on sensitive habitats

Posted on January 28th, 2016

The IAQM issues Position Statements on: external matters that could affect the way in which Members carry out their professional tasks; or air quality topics and issues where the IAQM believes its collective specialist knowledge gives it a unique perspective from which to give a professional opinion. In response to recent interest in the topic, the IAQM has produced a new position statement, entitled Use of a Criterion for the…

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Chair’s Column – January 2016

Posted on January 4th, 2016

Happy New Year to all IAQM members. I would like to thank you for electing me as your new IAQM Chair in November.  I am looking forward to leading the development of the Institute over the next three years.  It will be a difficult job following Roger Barrowcliffe’s successful three-year term.  Our membership continues to grow and we have increased the diversity of events for members and our influence on…

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Relive Routes to Clean Air – Watch talks from the event

Posted on December 16th, 2015

See photos, videos, presentations and tweets on our Storify record from October’s ‘Routes to Clean Air’ two-day conference. [View the story “Routes to Clean Air, Air Quality Conference 2015” on Storify]

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The truth about diesel cars – open letter

Posted on December 11th, 2015

Today, 24 leading air quality practitioners and researchers from 10 countries publish an open letter warning of the dangers of not strengthening legislation around diesel emissions. Timed to coincide with discussions in the European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) next week, this letter to the European public and policy makers highlights the public health risks associated with diesel. Diesel cars contribute to the early death of 29,000 people…

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EFRA select committee consultation response

Posted on November 26th, 2015

The IAQM has recently submitted evidence to an inquiry of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on Defra’s role in tackling air quality. The committee wished to investigate how effectively the Department’s plans, including Clean Air Zones, will reduce nitrogen dioxide limits to comply with EU limit values, but also how well Defra is leading work to tackle air pollution more widely. In this response, the…

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