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On the occasion of the 2023 #WorldCleanAirDay, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Institute for Health and Environment Slovenia will organise a virtual exchange on Building health bridges for clean air on 7 September from 10.00 – 12.00 CEST.

Air pollution is the top environmental threat to people’s health across Europe, a major risk factor for heart and lung disease, cancer and other health impacts. The number of organisations and individuals from the health sector active for clean air is at an all time high, responding to the urgent need to reduce the large health burden and prevent further ill-health.

As European Union decision-makers negotiate a much-needed update of clean air standards, the aim of this webinar is to bring together decision-makers and civil society representatives from the East and West, North and South, for a conversation on clean air efforts and good practice to build on, in order to achieve clean air everywhere, for everyone.

Registration here.

10.00-10.15Welcome and intro

Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director, Health and Environment Alliance

Tomaž Gorenc, Director, Institute for Health and Environment

Representative of the Slovenian Health Ministry

10.15-10.30CleanAir4Health: the health evidence

Prof. Zorana Andersen, European Respiratory Society

10.30-11.20Country insights

·       Slovenia: Dr Andreja Kukec, University of Ljubljana

·       Bulgaria: Dr Alexander Simidchiev, Member of Parliament and Director of Air4Health

·       Poland: Weronika Michalak, HEAL Poland Director

·       Spain: Irene Bernal, Advocacy and Research Manager, Salud por Derecho

11.40-11.50The way forward – what needs to happen

Sophie Perroud, EU Policy Coordinator, HEAL

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