EPS was privileged to visit the European Parliament as a guest of Green Party MEP Molly Scott Cato three days before Brexit. Policy Officer John Bynorth had the opportunity hear Ms Molly Scott Cato’s views on Brexit and environment policy and was given a guided tour of the building, including the gigantic debating chamber which … [Continue Reading]
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THE COMMITTEE on Climate Change (CCC) has warned that action is required across every sector of Scotland’s economy to achieve the ‘step-change’ that is essential to deliver net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) by 2045. THE Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform has said coordinated policies on air quality are crucial to … [Continue Reading]
In this newsletter we find out what it is like to live on an eco-friendly community farm! Also we talk to Dundee City Council about its plans to make the city an even more attractive place for people to live and work by introducing a Low Emission Zone.
In September we launch the EPS comprehensive guide for dealing with land contamination and development. The document is geared towards land professionals in the public/private sector and communities. The publication of Professor Campbell Gemmell’s independent review of the Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy in late August provides an insight into the direction of travel … [Continue Reading]
This month we interview Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director of ERS Remediation, about the potential for Scotland’s vacant or derelict land to be unlocked. Mr Mackenzie said he supports the work of the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce and discusses some of the other issues facing the private sector and contaminated land officers. We also report … [Continue Reading]
THURSDAY, June 20th marked the culmination of several months of effort by people and organisations across the country who staged Clean Air Day events. We had people contacting us right up until the day itself who wanted to become involved in everything from giving a talk about electric vehicles to a school’s no idling/active travel … [Continue Reading]
ANYONE attending Edinburgh’s first ‘Open Streets’ event on May 5th cannot fail to have noticed how much quieter and less polluted the city centre felt after the city centre streets were closed to vehicles. It was an exciting day and we interviewed one of the VIP guests, Chris Boardman, the former Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, … [Continue Reading]
UNDERSTANDING the complex relationship between environmental health and public health is crucial to ensuring behaviour change. Professor George Morris, of Exeter University, brings a wealth of experience to the INHERIT ‘Horizon 2020’ project funded by the EU. Not only has he worked at the sharp end as an environmental health officer, but his conceptual models … [Continue Reading]
This month we interview Dr Mark Miller, a senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Queen’s Medical Research Institute. Dr Miller talks to us about his work in testing the effects of pollutants from diesel vehicle emissions on people, and in particular, the use of gold nano-particles in experiments which see participants in the … [Continue Reading]
We kick off the year by interviewing Professor Campbell Gemmell, who is leading the Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) Review. -We also feature an article on how the profile of Noise Action Week can be raised, with its organiser Mary Stevens discussing how the annual event can attract better funding in 2019. -We look back … [Continue Reading]
In this edition we cover the Low Emission Zone conference in Edinburgh. Dr Ramsay explained why the air quality situation in Scotland needs to be put in context against media headlines about air quality. EPS also attended the IAQM ‘Routes to Clean Air Conference’ in Birmingham. Glasgow introduced Scotland’s first LEZ on Hogmanay.
In this edition MPs produced a report which called for the UK Government to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol/diesel cars from its current 2040 deadline, to 2032 – in line with the Scottish Government’s stated target – to help with efforts to cut air pollution.