Pollution in Bristol: Our Emissions and Transport

  • Thursday, 8 October, 2020 - 07:45 to Thursday, 8 October, 2020 - 10:45
  • TLT and Online, 1 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6TP
  • Bristol and Online
  • The Future Economy Network
  • events@thefutureeconomygroup.co.uk
  • http://bit.ly/388eYf9
  • smes, BAME communities, anyone affected by pollution, anyone wanting to know more about air quality/improve air quality, businesses, start ups, students, elderly, families with children in deprived wards


We are keeping a close eye on all updates in relation to COVID-19. You are able to attend this event virtually or physically. If changes deem this event to go online only, you will be given the option to attend an additional online event for free or a refund.

Please adhere to all safety guidance given in your pre-event email, on site, and any local laws and restrictions.

There is much to discuss when it comes to Bristol's pollution. What is the current situation with our transport and emissions? How is it monitored and what can we do to create better air quality for all? What are the benefits of improving your air quality?
Come along to discuss the benefits of improving air quality in Bristol on UK Clean Air Day.

This event is sponsored by The Future Economy Network members Stantec, a top tier global consultancy at the forefront of planning, design and delivery of infrastructure and development in the UK.

Network members TLT LLP are kindly hosting this event. We will welcome Hubbub and Network members University West of England and University of Bath to speak.

More information and speakers to be announced.


07:45 - 08:10 - Registration & Breakfast

(If attending virtually: 07:45 - 07:55 - Registration, 07:55 - 08:10 Networking)

08:10 - 08:20 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

08:20 - 08:25 - TLT (Handover)

08:25 - 08:30 – Introduction by Nicole Holland, Stantec

08:30 – 08:45 – Sam Akehurst, University of Bath

08:45 - 09:00 - TBC

09:00 - 09:15 - Ray Hopkinson, Hubbub

09:15 - 09:30 - Jo Barnes, University West of England

09:30 - 09:40 - Summary by Nicole Holland, Stantec

09:40 - 10:10 - Panel Discussion

10:10 - 10:15 - 60 Second Pitches

10:15 - 10:20 - Close

10:20 - 10:45 – Networking and Breakfast

Meet Our Speakers!

Sam Akehurst, Professor of Advanced Powertrain Systems, University of Bath

Sam is also Deputy Academic Director of the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), a new £70M research institute on the Bristol and Bath Science Park opening in early 2021. He leads research into future low emissions and zero emissions propulsion systems with UK and global vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and McLaren. He also studies the effect of vehicle design on real driving emissions and the impact of driver behaviour on vehicle emissions.

Ray Hopkinson is a project co-ordinator at Hubbub, an environmental behaviour change charity. She leads on Hubbub’s air pollution and active travel campaigns. Last year she worked predominantly on the Air We Share campaign which involved in an depth air quality monitoring study with King’s College London and the launch of the Pollution Pavilion installation in Covent Garden. She is extremely passionate about making sustainability accessible and inclusive to everyone and is currently developing a campaign in Tower Hamlets to encourage walking and cycling.

Dr Jo Barnes, Senior Research Fellow, AQMRC, UWE Bristol

Jo has 16 years' experience working in air quality management, policy and practice research working with and on behalf of numerous local authorities, Defra and the Devolved Administrations, other Member States, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission. Jo's main research interests are in urban air pollution, particularly from road traffic, helping to understand and raise awareness of the health impacts and environmental justice issues relating to local air pollution, and other urban stressors, to shape and influence policies to improve public health in towns and cities globally.

This event is sponsored by Stantec.
Stantec is a top tier global consultancy, working with clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. Stantec has consistently been at the forefront of planning, design and delivery of infrastructure and development in the UK. Stantec’s dedicated air quality team specialises in undertaking air quality work for a wide variety of development projects, as well as providing support to Local Authorities

This event welcomes BAME communities affected by Bristol's pollution. If you live in one of Bristol's deprived wards and would like support in attending this event, please email us at events@TheFutureEconomyGroup.co.uk

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The venue has good physical disability access, however please still tell us about any special requirements needs you may have at least one week in advance.

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