Clean air is essential for healthy living.
While air quality has improved across the European Union over the past decades, air pollution continues to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Air pollution is still the number one environmental cause of premature deaths in Europe.
In November 2017 a first EU Clean Air Forum convened in Paris. This Forum concluded with a clear message: solutions to improve air quality further are within reach, but to tackle air pollution successfully, we need to work together across economic sectors, across decision-making levels, across policy areas and together with citizens.
The European Commission continues to be committed to this and is organising, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, a second EU Clean Air Forum on 28 and 29 November 2019.
This Forum will focus on four themes: air quality and health; air quality and energy; air quality and agriculture; and clean air funding mechanisms. It will bring together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts on the above topics in a two-day conference to reflect on the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes.
Hashtag for the event on Twitter: #CleanAirEU
Town hall discussion
On Wednesday 27 November from 19.00 to 20.30 a town hall discussion will take place in the Hall of Mirrors of the Primatial Palace (Bratislava City Hall). Please note that registrations for this event have been closed.
On Thursday 28 November from 19.30 to 21.00 a panel discussion on ‘The air we breathe: Improving air quality at European, national and local level’
will take place as an official side event of the 2019 EU Clean Air Forum at the Justi Hall of the Primatial Palace (Bratislava City Hall). For more information about the event, please visit its webpage in English or Slovak.
In the context of the Clean Air Forum, three short videos were compiled:
In the context of the Clean Air Forum, also five factsheets have been published:
- Clean air in cities EN DE SK
- Clean air and health EN
- Business solutions for cleaner air EN DE SK
- Household heating and air quality EN DE SK
- Agriculture and air quality EN DE SK
The following brochures provide further detail: