Upcoming WCRAQ Events


WCRAQ Air Health Working Party

The UK’s first environmental air pollution clinic for children – Jonathan Grigg, Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental

29 May 2024/15:30 – 17:00

Online event only

Chair Sir Stephen Holgate

  • 15:30 – 15:35: Welcome and meeting protocol – Sally Cumner, Executive Director, WCRAQ
  • 15:35 – 15:45: Welcome and introduction to Air Health – Sir Stephen Holgate, University Southampton
  • 15:45 – 16:00: The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s achievements in Parliament – Barry Sheerman, MP, Chairman, WCRAQ
  • 16:00 – 16:30: The UK’s first environmental air pollution clinic for children – Jonathan Grigg, Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, Queen Mary University of London/Honorary Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, the Royal London Hospital
  • Jonathan Grigg will review why environmental exposures should be discussed with families of children and young people with respiratory diseases.
  • Set up and preliminary data from the first NHS clinic to assess environmental exposures in asthma children will be presented.
  • Future developments will also be discussed.
  • 16:30 – 16:55: Questions and further actions – Sir Stephen Holgate, University Southampton
  • 16:55 – 17:00: Close of session – Sally Cumner, Executive Director, WCRAQ

You can register here


WCRAQ Air Monitoring Working Party

How to identify and eliminate the dirty emissions tail both on
  diesel and petrol vehicles / The Horizon AeroSolfd project- Lauretta Rubino, CEO, VERT

25 June 2024/11:00 – 12:30

Location: Protea, Unit 2, Venture Park, Stirling Way, Peterborough PE3 8YD

In-person event only

Chair Ralph Wilce

Programme

11:30 –12:00: Arrival and refreshments

12:00 –12:30: Factory tour and live PN-PTI demo

12:30 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00: WCRAQ Air Monitoring Working Party

13:00 – 13:10: Parliamentary update – Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman, WCRAQ

13:10 – 13:20: WCRAQ update – Jason Airey, Executive Director, WCRAQ

13:20 –13:30: Introduction Party – Ralph Wilce, Chairman, Air Monitoring Working Party, WCRAQ

13:30 – 14:15: How to identify and eliminate the dirty emissions tail both on diesel and petrol vehicles. Lauretta Rubino, CEO, VERT

14:15 – 14:30: Q&A Session

14:30 – 14:50: Some important lessons from the current roll-out of PN testing in Europe – Ralph Wilce, Chair of Air Monitoring Working Party

14:50 – 15:30: Q & A Session

15:30: Close of meeting – Sally Cumner, Director, WCRAQ

Request to attend by emailing Sally Cumner at [email protected]


WCRAQ: Air Health Working Party

New insights into particle toxicity, Martin Clift, Professor Biomedical Sciences, Swansea University,

8 July 2024 – 11:00 – 12:30

Online event only

Chair Prof Sir Stephen Holgate

Request to attend by emailing Sally Cumner at [email protected]


WCRAQ: Energy Fuels and Vehicles Working Party

Timescales and Specification/sweet spots for hydrogen commercial vehicle solutions that will deliver CO2 reduction and improved AQ before 2030 – Amanda Lyne, MD, Ulemco

Date: 16 July, 2024/11:00 – 12:30

Location: Ulemco, Unit 7F Topham Drive Aintree Retail & Business Park, Liverpool L9 5AL Merseyside United Kingdom

In-person attendance only

  • 11:00 – 11:05: Welcome and meeting protocol – Sally Cumner, Executive Director, WCRAQ
  • 11:05 – 11:15: The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s achievements in Parliament – Barry Sheerman, MP, Chairman, WCRAQ
  • 11:15 – 11:30: A Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality perspective on hydrogen – Jason Airey, Chair, Energy Fuels and Vehicles, WCRAQ
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Timescales and Specification/sweet spots for hydrogen commercial vehicle solutions that will deliver CO2 reduction and improved AQ before 2030 – Amanda Lyne, MD, Ulemco
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Questions– Jason Airey, Chair, Energy Fuels and Vehicles, WCRAQ
  • 12.30: – Close of meeting
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Factory tour
  • 13:30: – 14:30: Lunch

Request to attend by emailing Sally Cumner at [email protected]


WCRAQ Emissions Reduction Workshop in association with IRTE Ireland North Centre

9 October, 2024/ 13:00 –15:45

Titanic Centre Belfast

12:30 – 13:00: Coffee and tea and networking

13:00 – 16:00: Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality – Emissions Reduction workshop in partnership with IRTE Ireland North – Hosted by Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director, Visie Communications/ Jeff Shaw, Transport Manager, Ards and North Down Council

13:00 – 13:05: Welcome and protocol – Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director, Visie Communications/ Jeff Shaw, Transport Manager, Ards and North Down Council

13:05 – 13:20: WCRAQ in Parliament Update – Barry Sheerman MP, Chair Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality

13:20 – 13:40: WCRAQ Update – Jason Airey, Founder, WCRAQ

13:40 – 14:00: TBC – Nathan Wilson, Account & Area Sales Manager, United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland, Alisson Transmission

14:00 – 14:30: Northern Ireland Air Quality Index – Neil Rowland, Senior Research Fellow, Queen’s Business School (QBS

14:30 – 15:30: Questions –Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director, Visie Communications/ Jeff Shaw, Transport Manager, Ards and North Down Council

15:30 – 15:45: Close of event and future actions – Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director, Visie Communications/ Jeff Shaw, Transport Manager, Ards and North Down Council

18:00 – 19:00: Drinks reception – sponsored by Dennis Eagle, Titanic Centre, Belfast, Olympic Suite

19:00 – 22:00: VIP Networking Dinner –  sponsored by Dennis Eagle, Titanic Centre, Belfast, Olympic Suite

To secure your space, please reply to Ann-Marie Knegt