Tackling indoor and outdoor air pollution for a healthier future
The Clean Air Programme is proactively tackling the air quality challenges facing us all today
We bring together leading researchers from across a wide range of specialisms, spanning the physical, social and life sciences to the atmospheric sciences, arts and humanities. By working together, we can better predict and understand exposure to air pollution and its effects on our health, including the impacts on vulnerable groups such as children and older people.
Our community of engaged researchers and scientists enable the UK to address these challenges and effect change where it is needed, whether through policy, behavioural change, or legislation. Our work also helps industry respond to the need for new technologies to limit emissions and exposure to air pollutants, thus reducing the associated health risks and supporting cleaner growth. Read about our vision, mission and values here.
Indoor air pollution and the health of children and young people
Professor Sir Stephen Holgate talks about the growing health issues associated with indoor air quality
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Will air pollution from wood burning increase due to rising costs this winter?
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Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital takes air pollution monitoring to the next level – empowering clinicians to inform and support their patients on the associated health risks. To read more, click here.
Kenyan farms benefit from Clean Gas Engine technologies, turning cow muck into energy to power farm machinery, lighting and IT equipment. To read more, click here.
Wave 2 Announcement
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CAGE: Clean Air Gas Engine
The CAGE project (Clean Air Gas Engine) brings together the gas engine development expertise of project…
TRANSITION Clean Air Network – Optimising air quality and health benefits associated with a low-emission transport and mobility revolution in the UK
The aim of the TRANSITION network is to identify, prioritise and tackle indoor and outdoor air quality challenges linked to the UK low emission mobility revolution, bringing together academics…
ANTICIPATE: Actively anticipating the unintended consequences on air quality of future public policies
UK public policies can have significant environmental, economic, social and political consequences over both near and distant timescales, but the full range of impacts are not always thoroughly considered at the appraisal stage…
Latest news and events
13th December 2022
The London Public Health Forum: London’s air, London’s health
8th March 2023
Newsletter – February 2023
28th February 2023
Funding Opportunity, up to £300 travel costs for each proposal
Latest eventView all events
Human Environmental Health Roundtable
As part of an area of work on human environmental health, the SPF Clean Air Champions…More info
The Clean Air programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Met Office, with others.