IAQM Webinar: The role of Local Authorities in managing air pollution

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

In this webinar, Davide Pascarella considers the implications of the Environment Bill on local governments' regulatory framework around Smoke Control Areas. 

Davide will explore and highlight the impact of policy decisions and the real-world delivery of initiatives to tackle the contribution to air pollution from wood-burning appliances. Studies indicate residential wood-burning stoves result in PM2.5 emissions which make a surprisingly large contribution to total air pollution and related health costs. With the announcement of new rules surrounding wood-burning appliances that will come into force in 2021-2022, we will examine our understanding of the practicalities of this policy implementation on delivering Smoke Control Areas. 

Our speaker

Davide is a Principal Air Quality Officer at the Regulatory Services Partnership (RSP) serving the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth, and has over 15 years of experience in the public sector. He has expertise on local air quality management, policies and regulations. His work has covered a broad range of projects, managing monitoring networks, demolition and construction activities, writing bidding proposals as well as experience on reviewing air quality assessment reports submitted as part of the planning process. He is a member of the IAQM Committee.



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