Comment from our Chairman: Sign up your schools for the air quality scheme

Although Ella’s Law has not been passed, we are still working to protect children’s health through the Education Working Party. I encourage everyone to get involved with independent projects such as SAMHE, which aims to provide all schools with a…

Breaking Ground or Breaking Climate Goals? EU Construction Law Vote Raises Concerns

On 23 May 2023, the EU Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) is voting on the revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR). After months of resistance from the rapporteur Christian Doleschal against improving one of EU’s heavy-emitting industries,…

A combination of behaviour change campaigns and technology could help to keep air pollution at a minimum in schools

WCRAQ is organising a webinar on 14 March 2023, in conjunction with the University of Surrey, GCARE and Global Action Plan on this topic. If you are interested in attending, please, email [email protected]. Creating campaigns that tap the diverse community…

Researchers call for more significant efforts to fight global warming – improved air quality accelerates global warming

An international research team led by Leipzig University has used satellite data to demonstrate that concentrations of pollutant particles have decreased significantly since 2000. This is necessary due to their impact on health. But it is also significant since it…

Simple measures can go a long way in combating air pollution in schools

Most UK primary schools experience levels of pollution which exceed the safe levels set out by the World Health Organisation. Yet, simple measures can cut outdoor and indoor exposure to toxins by almost half, according to a new study, by Professor Prashant Khumar from the University of Surrey.

Roadvent technology could play a significant role in reducing air pollution

A recent study by Dr Mark Peckham from emissions measurement specialist company Cambustion has validated the effectiveness of the Roadvent system at reducing roadside pollutant levels, a key metric used by local authorities in measuring air quality.

Join the WCRAQ International Day of Clean Air – Air Pollution has no Borders webinar

WCRAQ announces the UN International Day of Clean Air – Air pollution has no borders webinar, with keynote speakers from NYC DCAS, NYPD Fleet, the City of London Corporation, Global Action Plan and the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality on 7 September at 14:00 GMT/ 09:00 EST.

Ella’s Law introduced to House of Lords – a comment from Barry Sheerman MP

As Ella’s Law reaches the committee stage of the House of Lords, my personal air quality monitor reveals the high levels of air pollution within the Parliamentary estate itself, underlining the urgent need for action to clean up the country’s air for the benefit of everyone.

Barry Sheerman MP warns over ‘seriously polluted atmosphere’ in Parliament

A Labour MP has issued a fresh warning over the “seriously polluted atmosphere” in Parliament after spending time wearing a “very sophisticated air quality monitor”. Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, raised concerns over the “very polluted” air quality in the House of Commons, which he claimed…