Haringey Clean Air Webinar – 6 February 2021
This was one of a series of regular events to raise awareness of the effects of pollution on all.
Dr Gary Fuller – Breathe London – Monitoring London’s Polluted Air, Sources and Solutions
Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Measurement, Imperial College, Public Health
Zak Bond – The Health Impacts of Air Pollution
Policy & Public Affairs Officer, Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation
Andrea Lee – Why do we need tougher air quality targets and legislation to protect people’s health?
Campaigns and Policy Manager, Clean Air, Client Earth
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The zoom meeting was well attended. See here for the notes.
The Agenda was:
- Carbon reduction in planning decisions
- Viability in planning decisions
- Training and development – Planning Sub-Committee
and other topics that were raised included the use of Feed In Tariff income for residents benefits, the new Local Plan, the carbon implications of demolition, biodiversity, the Edmonton Incinerator and the walking and Cycling plan.
The zoom meeting was very well attended. A quick summary of the opportunity to claim 2/3 of up to £5,000 (100% of £10,000 for those on benefits) for energy saving work to your own or rented home is available to download here: Takeaway sheet v1
The slides and further information are available at https://highgatesociety.com/place/sustainable-living/retrofit-your-highgate-home/.
The full report is Haringey Clean Air Group People’s Assembly Report.
Key suggestions from participants were:
– support should be given first to those areas in most social need
– Haringey Council should be a driver and exemplar of change through
– raising public awareness eg through schools and social media to create a shared vision
– further People’s Assemblies and neighbourhood meetings on eg the Edmonton Incinerator
– support for a transition away from fossil fuels and reduced car use
– an electric transition for private, public and commercial vehicles
– incentives for local businesses to go green
– enforcement of anti-pollution laws
– monitoring of air quality and live data alerts to residents and workers
-TfL and Mayor of London have major roles in planning and coordinating for the whole area eg cycle routes, low traffic neighbourhoods, expansion of the ULEZ, subsided public transport.