Upcoming WCRAQ Events

Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality Annual Parliamentary Reception

  • Sponsored by: Pollution Solutions and Dennis Eagle
  • 9 January 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Terrace Pavilion, Houses of Parliament, Westminster
  • WCRAQ members/invite only

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield and Chairman of the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality, requests the pleasure of your company at the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality Annual Parliamentary Reception.

We will celebrate the work of the Commission and our progress toward our air quality objectives and wish to thank our members for their support over the last year with drinks and canapes in the Houses of Parliament.

To become a member or sponsor, please, contact Jason Pidgeon, Business Development Director, Visie Communications, Mobile 07734 678510, Jason.pidgeon@visiecommunications.co.uk 

WCRAQ Annual Northern England/Scotland Round Table Debate

  • Presented by: Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality
  • Media Partner: Fleet Vision International magazine
  • Location: Majestic Hotel and Spa, Harrogate
  • November 16 2022, 14:30 – 16:30

Decarbonising transport and reducing air pollution in Northern England and Scotland – long and short-term solutions. 

  • Discover how to transition to greener transport solutions.
  • Find out about air quality initiatives.
  • Learn how to become an air quality champion in your region and nationally.
  • Discover how the Westminster Commission can help your authority help reach net zero cost-effectively.

14:30: Coffee, tea and networking, Majestic Hotel and Spa

15:00: Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality – Round Table Debate

Decarbonisation of transport and improving air quality in Northern England and Scotland

15:00: Welcome and protocol – Ann-Marie Knegt, Creative Director Visie Communications/ Editor Fleet Vision International

15:05 – 15:15: WCRAQ update, Jason Airey/Sally Cumner, WCRAQ Executive Directors/Founders

15:15 – 15:45: The future for transport decarbonisation and urban air quality. Professor Alastair Lewis, Atmospheric Chemistry, University of York and a Director/UKRI National Centre for Atmospheric Science

  • Learn to understand the current future role of road transport in defining urban air quality
  • Find out about the decarbonisation of larger vehicles, fuel options and possible air quality trade-offs.
  • Discover how limits on controlling air pollution at the city scale vs national and international levers can work. 

15:45 – 16:30: WCRAQ Debate

The debate findings will be published on the WCRAQ website and the WCRAQ section of Fleet Vision International magazine. WCRAQ will recommend parliamentary questions based on the debate’s outcome and create future WCRAQ/ air quality policy strategies.

Request to attend: sally.cumner@supatrak.com

Hydrogen for Heavy vehicles – accelerating the energy transition Webinar

22 November/ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chaired by Jason Airey, Chair, Energy Fuels and Vehicles Working Party. Speakers: Professor Martin Freer, H2GVMids; Dr James Cross, Commercial Director, Motive Fuels; Steve Storrar, Projects Manager, Electra Commercial Vehicles; Trevor Nicoll, Assistant Director of Environment & Operations – Place Services, St Helens Council.

View the programme.

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Planning & Infrastructure


Chair Professor Peter Roberts

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Air Health


Air Health Working Party MeetingCognitive decline, dementia and air pollution – Professor Frank J Kelly PhD, FRSB, FRSC, FKC, FMedSci, Imperial College London

  • Find out how air pollution can accelerate the rate of cognitive decline when growing old.
  • See how poor air quality is linked with dementia and is the most significant cause of death in the UK. 
  • Learn how even the brain is not protected from long-term exposure to air pollution.

Chaired by Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, University of Southampton

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TBC, 13:00

Chaired by Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan

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Air Monitoring

November 22, 13:00 – 14:30, 2022

Chaired by Ralph Wilce, Owner Wijs-Air

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Find out about becoming a WCRAQ member here.