Second Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

World Health Organization

29/10/2024 - 31/10/2024

Second Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

The Global conference on air pollution and health: accelerating action for clean air, clean energy access and climate mitigation will highlight policy solutions for air pollution and lack of energy access and catalyse evidence-based, multi-sectoral actions in cities, countries and regions.

Key objectives of the conference include:
  • Share the latest evidence on health risks of air pollution and energy poverty, assessment tools and resources for decision-making.
  • Take stock of global progress since 2015 after the WHA resolution was passed and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Showcase health, climate, gender and equity co-benefits of air pollution and energy action. 
  • Mobilize, value and empower health professionals to ‘prescribe’ clean air for health.
  • Iterate strategies to mitigate the health sector’s environmental footprint.
  • Harness climate and development finance to tackle air pollution and ensure a just energy transition.
  • Leverage health arguments to drive country cooperation and financial commitments.
  • Countries, regions and cities join BreatheLife and commit to air pollution reductions by 2030 and beyond.

Participants include Ministers of Health, respective Ministers of Environment, Energy and officials of national, intergovernmental and development agencies; health professionals; mayors, local authorities and planners; representatives of critical sectors such as energy, transport, industry, waste and land-use; as well as delegates from research, academia and civil society. Attendance to this conference is by invitation only.

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