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 Wednesday 24th May 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 President of Environmental Protection UK (EPUK), a national charity providing expert policy analysis and information on air quality. He is also a Labour peer sitting in the House of Lords since 21 October 1996, and has held the governmental positions of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy) (2003 to 2005), and Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2001 to 2003). He has been a non-executive director of the Environment Agency (2006 – 2012) and has also served on parliamentary committees addressing issues such as environmental protection, climate change, science and technology.
Registration for AQE 2017 is now open , with free entry to the Exhibition and Workshops, and a small charge for attending the conferences. Registered attendees will also receive free parking, lunch and refreshments.