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Air quality and planning law

This technical note seeks to examine the current UK legislative landscape within which the local authority air quality management duties reside. In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 - Part III of the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order ...

Letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment

In May the IAQM undersigned a letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment welcome the ruling of the Supreme Court of 1st May, recognising that the United Kingdom is in breach of its obligations to comply with the nitrogen dioxide limit values provided for in Article 13 of Directive 2008/50/EC (“the Air Quality ...

Conference proceedings: ASPRS 2013 and AAG 2013

Fagbeja Mofoluso A., PhD, winner of the 2012 Ian McCrae Award, reports on the two conferences he attended, supported by the grant. Based on the findings from his doctoral study, Applying Remote Sensing, GIS and Emission Estimation Techniques to Air Quality and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Measurements and Monitoring in the Niger Delta, he submitted two papers for ...

UK Government not doing enough to address air pollution

The Supreme Court has declared that the Government is failing in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution. This landmark decision in ClientEarth’s case is a departure from the judgments of the lower courts and paves the way for the European Commission to take legal action against the UK. Air ...

Chair’s Column: March 2013

2013 promises to be an interesting year for air quality and our Institute, with a host of new developments in our subject to look forward to. One obvious change for me is that I succeed Bernard Fisher as your Chairman. The very first thing I would like to do in communicating with you is thank ...

Changes to IAQM membership criteria

The IAQM Committee has announced forthcoming changes to the requirements for Full Membership. The IAQM is approaching 300 members, a significant milestone in the development of the organisation. Having recently revised the criteria for IAQM Fellowship the Committee felt it was time to tighten the requirements for Full Membership. From the 1st March 2013 the work experience ...