Seminar #4 – Dirty Air – Is Transport Choking Greater Manchester?
Date – 21st March 2019, 12-2pm
Location – The Old Fire Station, University of Salford
Last year a report by Kings College London estimated up to 36,000 people die as a result of air pollution in the UK. Road transport is the biggest contributor to air pollution in Greater Manchester, and this means how we get around, what vehicles we use, and how we use them, directly affect the quality of air we breathe. Research has found connections between air pollution and wider health concerns, including respiratory conditions, dementia, and child development.
This seminar will look at the worrying implications of air pollution and what the transport sector needs to do to clean up its act. We’ll look at plans for Greater Manchester in the context of national legislation, and discuss how we can fight back as a city region.
Refreshments served from 12:00, with the seminar set to start at 12:30.
Lynda Stefek – Air Quality Officer, Salford City Council
Pete Abel – Campaigner, Manchester Friends of the Earth
Dr Mohammad Taleghani – Research Associate, University of Salford