The STEP Annual Conference is a yearly event to widen engagement and develop the aims of STEP. Additionally, in 2015 STEP was delighted to host the official launch of the new Scottish Government air quality strategy Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS), The Road to a Healthier Future.
The aims of the 2015 Annual Conference were:
- Launch the new Scottish Government air quality strategy Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS), and provide essential background to its development and implementation.
- Examine how improved air quality can benefit Scotland as a whole.
- Promote examples of good air quality management practices from around the UK.
The event was free, and was held on 4 November 2015 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The conference was attended by approx 160 delegates from the public, private and third sectors. STEP would like to thank all the speakers, chairs, delegates and exhibitors who made the day such a success.
Presentation Slides – STEP Slideshare
Videos of the STEP Conference presentations are available via the following links:
- Welcome: Janice Milne, SEPA (STEP Chair)
- Keynote Speech: Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
- Video Address: Paul McAleavey, European Environment Agency
- Cleaner Air for Scotland: Andrew Taylor, Scottish Government
- National Modelling Framework for Scotland: Colin Gillespie, SEPA
- National Low Emission Framework for Scotland: Stephen Thomson, Transport Scotland
- Air Pollution and Health Impacts; Communicating the Evidence: Colin Ramsay, Health Protection Scotland
- Communicating CAFS: Stephen Thomson, Transport Scotland
- The role of RTPS in Supporting Local Authorities to Deliver CAFS: Alex Macaulay, SESTran
- A View from the Freight Industry: Allan Campbell, The Malcolm Group
- The Role of Planning in Air Quality Improvements: Nikola Miller, RTPI
- Perth Transport Futures Project; Linking Air Quality, Land Use and Transport Planning: Peter Marshall, Perth and Kinross Council
- Economic Benefits of Active Travel: Matt MacDonald, Sustrans
- Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT): Paul Kelly, University of Edinburgh
- Walking: Can Simple Steps Cut Emissions? Stuart Hay, Living Streets
- Delivering York’s 3d Air Quality Action Plan: Elizabeth Bates, York City Council
STEP on the Bus (28 May 2015)
STEP Conference 2014 (18 November 2014
The event aimed to build on the success of the STEP Conference 2013, and to widen engagement and collaboration between STEP and air quality stakeholders. An excellent range of speakers delivered updates on STEP’s actions over the last year, shared success stories, and spoke on a variety of topics associated with air quality including:
- Update on development of the draft Low Emissions Strategy for Scotland
- Communication and Behaviour Change
Have a look at the Step Conference 2014 Flyer for more information, a full copy of the agenda, and details of how to get there.
STEP Conference 2013 (13 November 2013)
STEP hold an annual conference for STEP core and corresponding members.
The purpose of the conference in 2013 was to deliver the following.
- Summarise the work of STEP during 2013.
- Discuss in detail a key topic in relation to air quality. This year the topic is Low Emissions Strategies.
- Present the findings of the annual survey and discuss the work of STEP in 2014.
NOx in the City (25 July 2013)