From May 31st to June 13th the EU Green Week will take place! Two weeks to raise awareness and knowledge of how pollution affects us all: it is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the land where we grow food. It is the main environmental cause of several mental and physical illnesses and premature deaths, especially among children, people with certain diseases and the elderly. However, pollution does not affect everyone equally. People living in poorer areas often live near contaminated sites or areas with high traffic density. Pollution is also a major cause of biodiversity loss. It reduces the ability of ecosystems to perform functions such as carbon capture and decontamination.
Participants will also look at other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such as climate projects, the upcoming chemicals strategy, and other programs in energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity. EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to discuss with all interested parties and citizens how to work together to make the goal of a zero-pollution, toxic-free environment a reality.
European Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to discuss with all interested parties and citizens how to work together to make the goal of a zero-pollution, toxic-free environment a reality
ALDA, partner of the event, will join the #EUGreenWeek on the 4th of June 2021 with two online webinar, organized within the following projects: Camelot, LIFE Metro Adapt and LIFE BEWARE through 2 online workshops:
- 4th of June from 10:30 to 12:00 – Zero pollution challenge and Nature-Based Solutions: The leading role of metropolitan areas and EU financial instruments. The workshop will tackle the issue of urban pollution through an interactive reflection around two main questions: i) Among the different mitigation measures, which are the benefits and challenges of NBS? ii) Which is the strategic role of metropolitan areas as leaders of territorial environmental governance? Key-note interventions will set the ground for a common reflection. Afterwards, participants will be engaged in a participatory session to exchange thoughts and common solutions. Register to the webinar here.
- 4th of June from 12:15 to 13:40 – Natural Resources Management and Pollution Reduction: Sharing best practices at the local, national and international level. The webinar is built to share experiences about the sustainable management of natural resources in order to reduce pollution and to increase territorial resilience to climate change. The topics covered by the webinar include best practices for preventing water, soil and air contamination such as Nature-Based Solutions, Water Safety Plans, policies for the conservation and restoration of soils and to reduce air pollution. Register to the webinar here.
We look forward to seeing you there!