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
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.
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.
Clean Air Champions
The Champions bring together outstanding researchers across atmospheric, medical and social science to develop practical solutions for air quality issues.
Wave 2 Research and Funding
Funding is through the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). Wave 2 aims to tackle new and emerging air quality challenges and address the associated health impacts on groups of people most at risk.
Latest news and events
Publications and blogs
How do climate change, air quality and our health interact?
Exploring the links between climate, air quality and our health.
A complicated, interconnected picture.
The London Public Health Forum: London’s air, London’s health
Recent recording of the public health forum held on 29th November 2022:
Air Pollution and Mortality on the island of Ireland
Our projectsView all projects
FamilyAIR : Personalised, Actionable Air Quality Monitoring for the Entire Family
Led by: Craig Lynn, Filament PD Ltd Most adults spend more than 90% of their time…
Smarter Home Indoor Air Quality Monitoring System
Led by: Dr Victor Higgs, Applied Nanodetectors Ltd We plan to develop an ultrasensitive home-based IAQ…
Consortia: Ingenious – Understanding the sources, transformations and fates of indoor air pollutants.
Led by: Professor Nicola Carlsaw, University of York Air pollution regulations in the UK currently focus…
The Clean Air programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Met Office, with others.