What has been achieved in the 60 years since the first Clean Air Act?

Longhurst, J., Barnes, J., Bushel, C., Chatterton, T., Hayes, E. T., Prestwood, E. and Williams, B. (2016) What has been achieved in the 60 years since the first Clean Air Act? In: Routes to Clean Air 2, Bristol, UK, 11-12 October 2016. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/30197

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2016 marks 60 years since the first UK Clean Air Act. This presentation considers the factors contributing to successful management of air quality and the factors that act as barriers to progress. The public health catastrophe of the 1952 London Smog created the political momentum for the 1956 Act to be passed. The presentation reviews the progress in meeting the air pollution challenge and comments on the weakness of the governmental and societal response to the national and global public health challenge.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Clean Air Act 1956, air pollution, air quality, air quality management area, clean air zone
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:30197
Deposited By: Professor J. Longhurst
Deposited On:25 Oct 2016 09:34
Last Modified:25 Oct 2016 14:09

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