Wonderful to see @KarmenuVella kick off the #CleanAirEU Forum in Bratislava on his last day. Highlights EU funds, enforcement action and technical support. Heating, transport and agriculture must do more https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/eu-clean-air-forum-2019-nov-28_en << He’s been a great #CleanAir champion for 5 years!
Thread 2/... Inspirational speech about the effect of #AirPollution on top athletes by @paulajradcliffe. Keen to raise awareness. We must all do more
4/... Our 10-point #PollutionProtocol for marathons cc @paulajradcliffe https://cleanair.london/health/codeyellow-for-liverpool-marathon-and-great-manchester-run/
5/... @DrMariaNeira emphasises the positive reasons for reducing #AirPollution << Climate action will benefit health!
6/... Great support from @DrMariaNeira for enshrining the #HumanRight to #CleanAir *explicitly and precisely* in EU and international law so that air pollution is considered in every decision by every public body in the way that equalities are now! #BreatheLife
8/... #CleanAirEU gets a wake-up call from Doctors! We need to reduce #AirPollution to protect health and mitigate #ClimateChange
9/... Thank you @KarmenuVella for doing so much for #CleanAir! https://twitter.com/karmenuvella/status/1200001715543654400?s=21 https://twitter.com/karmenuvella/status/1200001715543654400
10/... Testimonial and inspirational session with @rosamund_ElsFdn at #CleanAirEU Forum - @WHO Clean Air Champion: “The people most affected by #AirPollution don’t attend these events.” “Listen to the Doctors.” “We care about our children.” “My daughter meant everything to me.”
11/... 27 of 28 of #EllaRoberta’s hospital admissions coincided with #AirPollution episodes. @rosamund_ElsFdn gives a voice to those who don’t have one. The poor are paying the price. My daughter had the #HumanRight to life. One life is worth it!
12/... We must tie the #HealthEmergency and the #ClimateEmergency at #CleanAirEU! HT @cwburnstorm https://twitter.com/cwburnstorm/status/1200018947745239040?s=21 https://twitter.com/cwburnstorm/status/1200018947745239040
14/... Huge news on the #ClimateEmergency https://twitter.com/graceosllvn/status/1200006869596725249?s=21 https://twitter.com/graceosllvn/status/1200006869596725249
#ClimateEmergency -> https://twitter.com/ep_environment/status/1200006155587784704?s=21 https://twitter.com/EP_Environment/status/1200006155587784704
16/... Key meeting on #AirPollution and Health in Brussels on 20-21 January. Hope @VSinkevicius @DCallejaEC @DrMariaNeira @rosamund_ElsFdn and others will attend! HT @EuroRespSoc @ISEE_global @WHO << Perfect follow up after #CleanAirEU https://www.healtheffects.org/announcements/key-brussels-meeting-air-pollution-and-health
Key Brussels meeting on air pollution and health
On behalf of HEI, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), and the European Respiratory Society (ERS), we are pleased to announce a...https://www.healtheffects.org/announcements/key-brussels-meeting-air-pollution-and-health
17/... Important session on ‘Better heating for better quality of life’ at #CleanAirEU. Heat our homes not our planet! We must start by banning the sale of wood stoves (with diesel and coal) and stopping illegal wood burning in cities
18/... Very pleased to hear discussion of climate imperatives alongside #airpollution measures at #CleanAirEU #CleanAirForum
19/... Let’s get real at #CleanAirEU #CleanAirForum. We must ban all wood burning in cities as the first #CleanAirAct did with fireplace burning of wood and coal in 1956!
20/... We must make the political cost of inaction on #airpollution greater than action. Wood burning is carcinogenic. It must be stopped HT @rosamund_ElsFdn
22/... Reasons to highlight the political cost of inaction on #airpollution include: health; legal; climate change; and urban space. Doing so creates the political space for decisions to ban the worst fuels, technologies and practices eg diesel and wood burning
23/... ‘Agriculture for a clean environment’ - Towards an agricultural regime that sustains clean(er) air. New session underway
24/... #AirPollution was the biggest issue in the #LondonMayor2016 election alongside #Housing. With agriculture such a large source of ammonia and methane, perhaps #LondonMayor2020 should pledge to make London the first vegetarian megacity by 2030. #CleanAirEU cc @cwburnstorm
25/... @EUauditors confirm at #CleanAirEU #CleanAirForum that European Commission (2014-19) accepted its recommendation to update the #AirQuality Limit and Target Values for the latest @WHO guidance by 2022 (page 45) https://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/DocItem.aspx?did=46723 HT @KarmenuVella cc @VSinkevicius
26/... Important question from @AirClimSweden: “Is meat eating consistent with achieving our climate and health targets?”
27/... Soothing end to the main sessions on the first day of the #CleanAirEU Forum - Bach’s “Air”
Day 2 thread here https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon/status/1200330019941298176?s=21 https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon/status/1200330019941298176
Useful preamble and resources here https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon/status/1199617126350360577?s=21 https://twitter.com/CleanAirLondon/status/1199617126350360577
Too many people to congratulate but must mention @KarmenuVella @noro_kurilla @paulajradcliffe @DrMariaNeira @rosamund_ElsFdn @DCallejaEC @AirClimSweden @cwburnstorm @EUEnvironment @ClientEarth @ISEE_global @EuroRespSoc @SophiePerroud @SaskiaHeijnen @veromanfrve @lehtote and more!