CIEEM 2020 Spring Conference
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CIEEM 2020 Spring Conference

Assessment and Mitigation of Air Quality Impacts on Biodiversity

When: Wednesday, 4 March 2020
All day
Where: Crowne Plaza Sheffield
Royal Victoria
Sheffield S4 7YE
United Kingdom

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The adverse impacts of air quality upon biodiversity has been long recognised in the peer review literature dating back to the 1970s however, it is only in the last few years that the effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition have been taken serious by ecological practitioners. Robust assessment of air quality issues has been forced up the agenda by legal challenge such as the now infamous ‘Ashdown Forest’ case and the now equally notorious ‘Dutch’ case. Despite these landmark decisions, there is still no clear direction on what constitutes good practice. Whilst guidance on air quality impact assessment may be challenging, can we identify some principles to use as the basis for developing assessment approaches?

Drawing on the latest research and approaches taken across the UK, Ireland and beyond, this conference will bring together ecologists and environmental managers, air quality professionals and planners to explore the basis for robust impact assessment strategies. It will go on to explore the effectiveness of transferable mitigation techniques to protect sensitive flora and fauna.

First Speakers Announced...
Air Quality Assessments Under the Habitats Regulations – The Importance of a Site’s Conservation Objectives and Why We Need to Agree a Robust Approach to the Setting of De minimis Values - Caroline Chapman MCIEEM, Director, DTA Ecology  

AmmoniaN2K: Improving Environmental Assessments for Atmospheric Ammonia - David Kelleghan, University College Dublin 

Knowledge Level

Suitable for all


To find out more and book your place, please visit the CIEEM website


The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status 


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