Air Quality Expert Group
The Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) is an Expert Committee to Defra that provides independent scientific advice on air quality, in particular the air pollutants contained in the 2019 Clean Air Strategy, the Air Quality Strategy (AQS) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and those covered by the EU Directives on Ambient Air Quality.
Specifically AQEG gives advice on concentrations, emission sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK. It does not advise on health impacts.
- December 2021: Ozone in the UK – Recent Trends and Future Projections report published
- December 2021: Exhaust Emissions from Road Transport report published
- July 2021: Call for Evidence - Future PM2.5 concentrations in England report published
- July 2021: Recruitment of members of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)
- January 2021: Call for ad hoc members to contribute to AQEG report on indoor air quality in the UK
- November 2020: Call for Evidence - Future PM2.5 concentrations in England
- October 2020: Tribute to Professor Martin Williams
- July 2020: Estimation of changes in air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK report published
- June 2020: Impacts of Net Zero pathways on future air quality in the UK, Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds in the UK and Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions on Air Quality - 3 AQEG reports published
- April 2020: Request for rapid evidence - Estimation of changes in air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK
- July 2018: Air Pollution from Agriculture, Impacts of Vegetation on Urban Air Pollution, Ultrafine Particles (UFP) in the UK and Potential Air Quality Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK - 4 new reports published
- January 2018: Appointments to the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)
- December 2017: AQEG advice on the use of 'low-cost' pollution sensors published
- August 2017: Impacts of shipping on UK Air Quality report published
- August 2017: The Potential Air Quality Impacts from Biomass Combustion report published
- June 2016: Appointment of experts to the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)
- April 2016: Paints and Surfaces for the Removal of Nitrogen Oxides report published
- September 2015: Evidential Value of Defra Air Quality Compliance Monitoring report published
- August 2015: Mitigation of UK PM2.5 Concentrations report published
- August 2015: Linking Emission Inventories and Ambient Measurements report published
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London, SW1P 4DF
All correspondence for AQEG should be sent through the Secretariat. Members cannot guarantee a reply on AQEG business to any communication sent directly to them.
Issued jointly by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.