The autumn EUROCITIES Environment forum entitled “Low emission cities for cleaner air and climate mitigation” will take place in Tampere, Finland, from 17 to 19 October.
At the 2015 U.N. climate summit in Paris, world leaders agreed to limit global warming below 2°C to avoid catastrophic impacts of human-caused climate change. At the same time, the Paris Agreement explicitly links the world’s long-term climate and near-term sustainable development agendas (SDGs), such as improving air quality and well-being. With cities accounting for more than 70% of global fossil-fuel CO2 emissions and with 9 out of 10 people living in urban areas breath polluted air, causing about 4.5 million premature deaths globally each year, it is clear the need of urgent actions at the local level aiming at reducing urban emissions.
The forum aims to improve understanding of the links between air pollution, climate change, and public health, exploring different scenarios for the designing of integrated policies delivering co-benefits. By focusing on examples from the energy, constructions and transport sectors, participants will discuss the opportunities to achieve the Paris Agreement while creating immediate local benefits for people and health.
- Oct 17, 2018
- Oct 19, 2018
Monitoimitalo, (Multihouse 13) Satakunnankatu 13, Tampere, Finland