Air quality conference kicks of with talk on post-Brexit environmental protection
15 May 2017
Lord Whitty has been announced as the opening speaker of the Air Quality and Emissions Conference at AQE 2017 in Telford.
The two-day event will start on 24May with Lord Whitty’s presentation covering ‘Environmental Protection Legislation in the Post-Brexit Era’.
“AQE 2017 was created to underpin the monitoring that makes environmental protection effective,” says organiser Marcus Pattison.
“The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has created significant levels of uncertainty, so AQE attendees will be very interested to hear Lord Whitty’s views; not least because every other aspect of AQE 2017 is focused on the implementation of environmental protection regulations.”
Lord Whitty is chair of Environmental Protection UK (EPUK), a national charity providing policy analysis and information on air quality.
A Labour peer who has sat in the House of Lords since 1996, he has held the governmental position of parliamentary under-secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs/Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy).
Registration for AQE 2017 is now open with free entry to the exhibition and workshops, and a small charge for attending the conferences.