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Event: Air Quality- Sustainable Solutions for Greater Manchester

A free event in Manchester on 15 June will explore how poor air quality is impacting on health in Greater Manchester and how local organisations and businesses can contribute to change.

A free event in Manchester on 15 June will explore how poor air quality is impacting on health in Greater Manchester and how local organisations and businesses can contribute to change.

Greater Manchester is one of several major urban areas in the UK that is currently in breach of legal air pollution limits.

Poor air quality, caused predominantly from road traffic - particularly diesel engines - is estimated to cause almost 2,000 early deaths a year in the city region.

The government is currently consulting on a number of possible measures to tackle the problem, with traffic-restricting ‘Clean Air Zones’ likely to play a role locally.

Local impact

The event is hosted by City of Trees and construction services firm Jacobs, in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), and will explain:

  • The impact of Greater Manchester’s air quality on health
  • What is being done to address it
  • How organisations can play their part.

It is aimed at businesses and professionals and will include the change to try out a pollution-specific virtual reality experience, a networking lunch and showcase area. 

Speakers will include representatives from TfGM, Public Health England, British Lung Foundation, City of Trees and Jacobs. 

Register

The event will be held at Innside Hotel Manchester from 12-2pm on 15 June 2017. To register, click here