Webinar Series on Air Pollution and Health in SE Europe
The majority of the population across Southeast Europe live in areas where air pollution concentrations are high, and in many EU candidate countries, the annual World Health Organization guideline set to protect public health for fine particulate matter is exceeded. This is especially true in the winter months due to an increase in household heating sources, including low-quality lignite coal-fired thermal power plants. While some progress towards cleaner air has been made in the region, there is a need for data and evidence on air pollution levels and health effects to inform policy and action that would ensure access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, heating, lighting in households.
This webinar series aims to:
- Review the status of current evidence on the health effects of air pollution in the region and its interlinkage to current policy debate and actions.
- Provide a platform to address major air quality and health-related questions in SE Europe, including the status of current evidence and policy directives.
- Discuss the accessibility and usability of the air quality and health data streams to enable use in research and build a regional evidence base.
Please note that the times listed below are in CET.
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