Cleaner air – healthier life

14 June, 2017
Ostrava, Czech Republic

Cleaner air – healthier life

Wednesday 14 June, 2017 - 13:00 - 14:30
Side event at the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Room Hlubina 2

EVENT RECORDING

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.  

PROGRAMME

The international perspective, presented by:

  • Anna Engleryd, Senior Policy Advisor, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency & Chair, Bureau of the Executive Body, UN Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • Martin Adams, Head of Group Air pollution, Transport and Noise, European Environment Agency
  • Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
  • Jan Dusik, Director, Regional Office for Europe, UN Environment

 

Panel discussion with representatives of the Member States:

  • Marie-Pierre Méganck, Head of International and European Unit, General Directorate for Risk Prevention, Ministry of Environment, France
  • Nino Gokhelashvili, Head of International Relations Division, Environmental Policy and International Relations Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
  • Branislava Matic Savicevic, Head of Department of Environmental Health and School Hygiene, Institute of Public Health of Serbia
  • Anna Engleryd, Senior Policy Advisor, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

 

Moderator:

  • Michal Krzyzanowski, Visiting Professor, Environmental Research Group, King ́s College London

"Cleaner air – healthier life" event at the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

"Cleaner air – healthier life" event at the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

External resources

Event contact

Tatiana Kondruchina,
Partnership & Outreach Advisor
Tatiana.Kondruchina [at] un.org

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