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Past Event

DEBATE | Tackling London's Illegal Air Pollution

event Wednesday, 6 February 2019

access_time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

turned_in_not £7.5-£15

location_on The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL

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Over 50 years on from London’s Great Smog and the original Clean Air Act of 1956 the streets of London continue to have toxic levels of pollution. Thousands of Londoners continue to die prematurely each year as a result of small particulates in the atmosphere.  In 2018, legal limits for pollutants were breached by January.

Come and hear from speakers at the sharp end of the battle to improve London’s air quality. You will learn more about the Mayor’s strategy for improving the air quality in the City as well as campaigners who have successfully challenged the UK Governments in the high court.

Speakers include:

Katherine Nield, Client Earth Stephen Inch, GLA  James Trimmer, Port of London Authority  Matthew Mitchell, REC Ltd

Anyone with an interest - professional or personal - in London's environment, health or politics will find much to engage with in this important debate.

The evening is one of a series of six debates organised by the London Society and RTPI London that look at different aspects of London's urban planning and how the process affects us all.