Blue Sky Thinking: How can Wales achieve cleaner air?

A special live webcast to mark the first ‘UN International Clean Air for Blue Skies’ day on September 7th

Catch up on the webinar/presentations by Dr Enda Hayes and Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh

In a special collaboration with Welsh Government for UN International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, EP Wales is hosting a one-off webcast with special guest panelists Professor Enda Hayes and Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh to discuss ideas and approaches to secure cleaner air in Wales.   

This webinar is for anyone interested in the challenges of achieving clean air, sustainable transport and healthy communities in the context of the climate emergency.

Our speakers will share their insights before we open up the session for live questions from webcast guests. You may submit questions anonymously in advance of the webcast. Questions will be curated and moderated by our independent chair, EP Wales Director Jennifer Geroni.

This free, 1-hour webcast will be of particular interest to individuals and groups in the following industries / sectors:  Air quality, active travel and transport, planning, decarbonisation, public health, sustainable communities. All are welcome to attend.  

Please note, this session will be recorded.

Meet our speakers

Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, Univeristy of Bath

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport, based in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath. She is Director of the ESRC-funded UK Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). She regularly advises governmental and other organisations on low-carbon behaviour change and climate change communication, and is Lead Author for IPCC’s Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report. Her research projects have included studies of energy efficiency behaviours, waste reduction and carrier bag reuse, perceptions of smart technologies and electric vehicles, low-carbon lifestyles, and responses to climate change. 

Dr Enda Hayes, UWE Bristol

Enda Hayes is a Professor in Air Quality and Carbon Management, Director of the Air Quality Management Resource Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has over 20 years’ experience in environmental sciences contributing to air quality and carbon management policy and evidence for the European Commission, European Environment Agency, EU and International Governments, Welsh Government and local authorities including detailed studies of NO2, PM10, NH3 and bioaerosols. His research interests currently stem around the role of citizens in air quality management including the influence of social practice on the generation of and exposure to pollution, the challenge of social inequalities and the value of citizen science to generate new data, insights and solutions.

Attendees must register to attend the event. You will be sent joining instructions via Zoom

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