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]
We relaunched our Newsletters in February 2018. In each edition you can read:
- Thoughts from our Trustees
- Our consultation responses
- Feedback from our events
- Policy updates
- Noise wins
- News from elsewhere
- Diary of events
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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.
In this edition we interview Philip James, Director of Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory. There is also information on the Scottish Government’s Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) Progress Report. We also have a report from our sister organisation, EPUK’s 120th anniversary reception at The Guildhall in the City of London.
Lawson Wight is enjoying deserved success with the BurnRight campaign. Interview from the Scots campaigner who is challenging wood burning stove owners to improve Air Quality. News of the launch of City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on its blueprint for the future of City Mobility, Low Emission Zone and City Centre Transformation.
We feature the work of Greek-born George Maniatis, a senior hydromorphologist at SEPA. George has designed two technological devices shaped like a pebbles and a sphere which collect data from river beds, and which contribute to understanding Scotland’s rivers and their flow patterns. We analyse the draft Transport Bill and there’s news of £700,000 worth … [Continue Reading]
The June EPS Newsletter features a comprehensive round-up and images of this year’s Clean Air Day, which was held on June 21. There were a wide range of activities aimed at encouraging people to leave the car at home, or to change to an electric vehicle, to cut air pollution and dozens of schools participated, … [Continue Reading]
Read how EFCA President Dr Andrzej Jagusiewicz was cast out as a ‘political refugee’ in the 1980s for daring to question the Poland’s Communist Government’s approach to the environment. He also discusses his role as one of the founding fathers of the United Nations Convention on Long-range Trans-boundary Air Pollution – the first instrument which … [Continue Reading]
Read how Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland are preparing for Scotland’s first Low Emission zone in an exclusive interview with the City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Duncan Booker. Find out all the latest on Clean Air Day and Noise Action Week along with a full report on our members’ responses to the Glasgow Airport flightpaths … [Continue Reading]