Fighting Air Pollution in the Industrial Cities of Europe Featured

19.11.2018 - 21.11.2018 | OSTRAVA: University of Ostrava, Aula, Českobratrská 16

International conference organized by Arnika – Citizens Support Centre (CZ) and Ecoaction (UA) under the auspices of the vice-governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Mrs. Jarmila Uvírová, and the deputy mayor of the city of Ostrava, Mrs. Kateřina Šebestová, in cooperation with Ostrava University and thanks to financial support from the Transition Promotion Programme of the Czech Republic, Global Greengrants Fund, Moravian-Silesian Region and the City of Ostrava.

Pollution is one of the great existential challenges of the Anthropocene Era and threatens the survival of human societies. Toxic air, water, soils, and workplaces cost 6% of global GDP. The deaths attributed to pollution are triple those from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Air pollution alone kills 4.5 million people every year. What can we do to reduce industrial air pollution in European cities? How can citizens enforce their right to live in a healthy environment?

Term: 19 - 22 November 2018

Conference venue: University of Ostrava, Aula OU, Českobratrská 16, Ostrava, Czech Republic

See also the Czech or Russian sites of the Ostrava conference

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