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Webinar: Air quality in the UK – what’s the hold up?

Millions of people in the UK live in areas where levels of pollution are very high and could be damaging their health. In 2019, NO2 legal limits were breached in 75% of air quality reporting zones (33 out of 43). Likewise, in 2018, 115 out of 317 local authorities (36%) had unsafe levels of fine ...

Webinar: Air quality and the rail sector

This IAQM webinar explores the impact of train travel on air quality and covers how the RSSB and Network Rail are leading the rail industry’s efforts to understand and improve air quality. Overall rail emissions may be relatively minor, but these could be significant at a local level. As road emissions reduce, driven by regulation, policy ...

Webinar: Driver behaviour changes – how telematics can inform the changing ‘new normal’ in vehicle emissions in the UK

Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged large societal shifts have altered who travels where, when and why. The reduction in mobility decreased vehicle traffic by about 70% by mid-April according to the Department for Transport (DfT). This led to a marked reduction in emissions from vehicles. These still evolving societal changes continue to impact established driving ...

Call for Evidence – Future PM2.5 concentrations in England

Defra has published a call for evidence on future PM2.5 concentrations in England in preparation for the air quality target setting for the Environment Bill. The Environment Bill will set out legally binding targets for four priority areas, including air quality. The government intends to set two air quality targets relating to fine particulate matter ...