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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. 

Clean Air Programme Conference Update

The 2024 Clean Air Conference will now take place in Birmingham on the 2nd and 3rd October 2024 and not the 3rd and 4th July, as previously advertised. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Following the successful 2023 Clean Air Networks Conference, the Champions will convene a 2-day in-person event on 2nd and 3rd October 2024 in Birmingham. The conference seeks to bring together researchers, funders, policymakers, industry, and not-for-profit representatives, providing a forum for sharing knowledge and making connections across the clean air community.

Clean Air Night 2024

When wood is burned, it releases harmful small particle air pollution which can pass into your bloodstream and damage your health 🔥 Learn the facts about wood burning by visiting the Clean Air Hub and share it to protect yourself and your community #CleanAirNight 👇
#CleanAirNight 24 January 2024

Publications and blogs

Evolving our air quality modelling and forecasting

We need to continually improve our air quality modelling ability to better understand and address the…
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What is our daily exposure to air pollution?

We need to know how much pollution is in the air we breathe to understand its…
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Speed limits, air quality and health, TRANSITION Network

This briefing note examines the current evidence for speed limit reduction to benefit air quality and health and provides recommendations for future priority research.
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UK Interactive Map

Explore our interactive map and see the work our Champions have been doing in your area

About us

Clean Air Champions

The Champions bring together outstanding researchers across atmospheric, medical and social science to develop practical solutions for air quality issues.

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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.

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Register on the portal

Register now to join our vibrant Clean Air Community.

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Delivery Partners

The Clean Air programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Met Office, with others.

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