On 14 and 15 June 2023, the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform will host a workshop on reducing health inequalities through zero pollution, organised by the European Commission and European Environment Agency.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the links between pollution and health, demography and/or inequalities. In particular, the discussion can help identify the most important environmental determinants, the data that are needed to strengthen the evidence base and the further actions that could be envisaged to create synergies between these.
The European Commission's DGs for the Environment and for Health, as well as the Joint Research Centre and the European Environment Agency (EEA), will present progress in the implementation of the flagship initiative “Reducing health inequalities through zero pollution" of the EU's Zero Pollution Action Plan.
Participants will be able to discuss perspectives and further priorities in implementing the flagship. The workshop will also be an opportunity to reflect and identify further efforts and needs from a policy perspective for strengthening the health and zero pollution agenda.
The workshop will be particularly relevant to experts from EU Member States but also stakeholders such as business, NGOs, academia and international organisations (e.g. WHO and OECD). The aim is to bring together environment and health experts and to discuss together areas of common interest for further collaboration.
To follow progress in the Zero Pollution flagships and actions, please see the website here (link to: https://environment.ec.europa.eu/zero-pollution-stakeholder-platform/actions_en).
The full agenda will be made available once confirmed.