From May 31st to June 13th the European 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.
The LIFE Metro Adapt Project in partnership with the Camelot project will join the #EUGreenWeek with the online webinar “Zero pollution challenge and Nature-Based Solutions: The leading role of metropolitan areas and EU financial instruments”. The workshop, which will take place on the 4th of June 2021 from 10:30 until 12:00 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
We look forward to seeing you there!