Webinar: Building back better

Thursday 8th October 11.00am-12.30

In a special collaboration with Welsh Government for Clean Air Day Wales 2020, EP Wales hosts special guest panellists to discuss how we can build back better air quality in Wales. Panellists Ben Hudson from Global Action Plan, Ian Taylor from Transport of Quality for Life and Alice Swift from Sustrans will share their insights before we open up the session for live questions from webcast guests. Please note, this session will be recorded. 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, 1.5 hr session will explore how we can build back better air quality in Wales through:

· Awareness raising and community engagement initiatives

· Radical transport solutions

· School streets

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


Our speakers

Ben Hudson – Global Action Plan

Ben led Global Action Plan’s (GAP) Build Back Cleaner Air research and campaign over the lockdown period. As Head of Insight and Engagement his role at GAP involves overseeing community projects and contributing to insight, analysis and impact measurement. Before the merger with Global Action Plan in 2019, Ben was the Project Director for London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) where he lead on the development and delivery of community engagement programmes and projects aimed at tackling air pollution.

Alice Swift – Sustrans

Alice coordinates the School Streets programme at the UK charity Sustrans, working to reduce the number of cars on the school run – one of the key indicators of a healthy town or city. She’s passionate about creating active, child-friendly streets, shaped by the communities that use them.

Ian Taylor – Transport for Quality of Life

Ian is Co-Director of sustainable transport think-tank and consultancy Transport for Quality of Life. He is presently engaged on projects about how to make transport fit for the Climate Emergency and how to build-back-better from Coronavirus. He leads Transport for Quality of Life’s analysis of ways to improve Britain’s rail and bus systems, and has worked on secondment to the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport to lead development of Labour Party policy on rail and other transport issues. Ian’s other work has included design and evaluation of sustainable transport schemes for the Department for Transport and local authorities. Ian was formerly manager of environmental consultancy services for Centre for Alternative Technology; scientific political adviser for Greenpeace; campaigner for Oxfam.


To book your free place, click the button below and sign up via our Zoom page. You will be sent a reminder about the event as well as a Zoom link.


Find out more about air quality in Wales during the lockdown period earlier this year

Find out more about Clean Air Day and to access free resources

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