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.
Following the first EU Clean Air Forum in Paris in 2017, the European Commission organised, 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 focused on four themes: air quality and health; air quality and energy; air quality and agriculture; and clean air funding mechanisms. It brought 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.
At Bratislava City Hall, a town hall discussion took place on 27 November, and a panel discussion on ‘The air we breathe: Improving air quality at European, national and local level’ was organised. For more information about the event, please visit the side event webpage in English or Slovak.
In the context of the Clean Air Forum, four short videos were compiled:
- Air pollution in cities
- Clean air and agriculture
- Business solutions for cleaner air
- Air pollution from heating
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:
Hashtag for the event on Twitter: #CleanAirEU