6 December 2021, 09:30 – 11:30
Brussels, European Parliament, room: Spinelli 1G2

Air pollution in various areas in EU has become a serious health hazard to its population. Air pollution harms human health and the environment. Significant proportion of Europe’s population live in areas, especially cities, where exceedances of air quality standards occur: ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM) pollution pose serious health risks. Reducing air pollution therefore remains important. According to EU statistics, only in Cyprus 600 to 800 people die prematurely due to the bad quality of the air they breathe.

This initiative aims at revealing the causes of air pollution, its impact on health and quality of life and policy recommendations that can contribute in reversing air pollution.”

Languages: EN FR EL PT NL TR


09:30 -09:35 Opening: Joao Pimenta Lopes, Vice-President The Left

09:35 -09:38 Introduction: Giorgos Georgiou, MEP AKEL Cyprus

09:38-09:53 Air pollution and health effects in childhood

Dr. Panayiotis Yiallouros – Professor of Pediatrics – Pediatric Pulmonologist, Medical School, University of Cyprus

09:53-10:08 Mitigating the health effects of Desert Dust Storms using exposure reduction approaches: An overview of the European project LIFE MEDEA

Dr. Panayiotis Kouis – Research Fellow in Environmental Health, Medical School, University of Cyprus

10:08-10:23 Show me your lungs and I’ll tell you where you live

Dr. Sofie Blancke, general practitioner at “Doctors for the people”

10:23-10:38 Air quality, environment and nature – causes, consequences and responsibilities

Ana Valente, Biologist, member of PCP’s Working Group for Environmental Issues, researcher at the University of Coimbra

10:38-11:30 Q&A and discussion

COORDINATION BY – Giorgos Georgiou, MEP AKEL Cyprus