Let's Talk Clean Air | Camfil

The importance of clean air has increased rapidly and despite popular opinion, it is not due to Covid.

Show Notes

The importance of clean air has increased rapidly and despite popular opinion, it is not due to Covid.

On this episode, we get the world view on clear air today, why it’s being adopted so fast and the financial & health benefits it brings.  We also discover which governments and world organisations are leading the way and why legislation is able to adapt so fast.

Keeping us up-to-date is Simon Birkett, a world-leading advisor on clean air working who has the latest from the World Health Organisation, the European Union and the UK parliament.


  • Why clean air is enjoying a new lease of life
  • The shocking pre-Covid numbers driving the change
  • Who sets the rules and how they are able to legislate so fast
  • The importance of considering pollution with indoor air
  • How the benefits of clean air reap rich rewards for business
  • Why clean air as a human right could be enshrined in UK law
Simon Birkett is an environmental campaigner. As founder and Director of Clean Air in London (CAL), he has campaigned since 2006 for full compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for air quality throughout London and elsewhere.
Between 2015 and March 2019, Simon was the air pollution stakeholder on the High-Level and Intergovernmental Stakeholder and Advisory Group for UNEP's sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO6). This was the United Nations’ most comprehensive report on the totality of the global environment since 2012. At a local level, Simon chairs the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum which produced the first ‘made’ neighbourhood plan in central London in December 2018. Every one of the 40 policies in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan aligns to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Simon is currently advising Baroness Jenny Jones on her Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill which topped the ballot of Private Members Bills in the House of Lords earlier this year and is progressing through Parliament.  The Bill would enshrine the human right to clean air precisely and explicitly in UK law including indoor air.
Camfil has been the sole sponsor of CAL’s campaign to build public understanding of indoor air quality since it started in 2011.
Website: https://cleanair.london
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-birkett-02613249/
WHO Guidelines: https://cleanair.london/hot-topics/new-who-air-quality-guidelines/
Covid Filtration Results: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8689842/

What is Let's Talk Clean Air | Camfil?

Discover how clean air can affect the quality process for you and the workplace from world leading experts.

We find out how controlling air can bring benefits to production plants and facilities, the health of people who work there, and bringing greater efficiencies to your final product.

We're also joined by experts from Camfil, a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions, on what they are doing to keep air clean and safe.