Air quality monitoring, the lack of investment in alternative fueling infrastructure, and the need for greater collaboration on procurement to enable local authorities to access funding were among the topics discussed at the first-ever WCRAQ air quality and emissions reduction debate at the Titanic Centre in Belfast on October 12, 2021.
The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ), chaired by Barry Sheerman MP, is a social enterprise aiming to improve air quality using evidence-based research to shape policy and improve legislation.
It aims to advise and inform members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords on road air pollution and its effects and potential solutions to improve air quality policy in the UK. WCRAQ brings air quality professionals and legislators together to identify research-based solutions to air quality problems. These answers should also consider cost, effectiveness, achievability and acceptability.
The Commission comprises six working parties headed by leading experts in their respective fields.
- Air Quality Monitoring – Chair: Ralph Wilce, Wijs Air
- Air Health – Chair: Professor Stephen Holgate, Southampton University
- Planning & Infrastructure – Professor Peter Roberts, Emeritus Spatial Development at the University Of Leeds
- Fuels and Vehicles – Chair: Jason Airey, MD, CMS SupaTrak
- Education – Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan
- Policy Working Group
The Commission invites scientists, charities, air quality professionals, transport operations and consultancies and other qualified individuals to become part of this new initiative.
To join the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality, don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Visit www.wcraq.com for more information.
Join WCRAQ and come along to our upcoming events…
9 January – Annual Parliamentary Reception, Terrace Pavillion, Houses of Parliament, Westminster
14 March – Air Pollution in Schools Webinar
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