Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Holding our breath? How to clean up our cities’ air

This event at Conservative Party Conference focused on air quality and cities

Event starts at 13.30-14.30 on 4 October 2021 at Friends Meeting House, Manchester

This event, in partnership with Policy@Manchester, looked at their latest research On Air Quality and the economic effects of air pollution.

Exposure to air pollution has acute impacts on human health, productivity and widening societal inequalities. It is a national problem with profound local implications.

The panel discussed how a place-based approach can be effective for building solutions to the air pollution problem that are effective, enduring, and equitable.

Speakers were:

  • Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Immunologist and Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, The University of Manchester
  • Roger Evans, Political Advisor, UK100
  • Wayne Fitzgerald, Leader, Peterborough City Council
  • Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This is event was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities.

While outside the secure zone, Centre for Cities encourages attendees of this event to adhere to the Covid safety measures set by the organisers of this party conference.

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