As you may already know, CBC has formed an alliance with other communities affected by the development of former gasworks sites. This alliance is called Gasworks Communities United. Together we are hosting an online event to raise awareness of the complexity and health risk of building on such contaminated sites.
Details of the conference are below:
Remediating Gasworks: Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities, hosted by Gasworks Communities United.
1st December 2020, 1pm – 4pm
This online conference will include presentations on the issues of air pollution, environmental injustice and brownfield remediation, from experts in their field, as well as personal accounts from communities affected by the development of former gasworks sites.
Professor Jon Fairburn, Professor of Sustainable Development, Staffordshire University
Professor Fairburn has been working with the World Health Organization for 10 years on environmental health inequalities and environmental justice.
Professor Andrew Watterson, Professor of Health, University of Stirling
Professor Watterson has been researching issues around brownfield sites and pollution, working closely with communities and workers in the UK and beyond.
As an alliance, Gasworks Communities United is calling for tighter regulation of gasworks remediation and independent scrutiny of developers’ remediation strategies.
The constituent members of GCU are:
We hope you are able to join us, find out more information and register your place on EventBrite: