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 - 21 November 2018

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

Conference languages: English and Russian (simultaneous interpretation between these two languages provided)

Press-briefing will be held on the very first day of the conference on Monday, November 19 at 12:30

Please register before November 13

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