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Wednesday 14 June, 2017 - 13:00 - 14:30
Side event at the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Room Hlubina 2
ABOUT THE SIDE EVENT
The side-event will highlight substantial health and climate benefits from reducing air pollution. It will follow up on the discussion on air quality and health held in Batumi, bridging the themes of the Eighth Environment for Europe and the Sixth Environment and Health Ministerial Conferences.
Building on experiences in cross-sectoral cooperation, the event will discuss a more coordinated approach to addressing air pollution, climate and health challenges, responding also to the need for streamlining the regional governance of environment and health agenda. Panellists from international organizations, governments and civil society will discuss how to advance integrated policy approaches by presenting both, good practices and challenges, in the context of urban development and climate action by reducing short-lived climate pollutants. It will explore how to strengthen synergies at different levels, and discuss the short, mid and long-term perspectives, including the relevant SDGs.
International approaches integrating air pollution, climate and health, such as the European Environment and Health Process and the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution will serve as examples of how to address challenges through inter-sectorial cooperation.
The international perspective, presented by:
Panel discussion with representatives of the Member States: