Friends of Europe organizes an online event to analyse the importance of protecting the nature to improve health and fight against inequalities.
Clean air, clean water, organic food, doing exercise in a good atmosphere. Our diary activities are deeply connected to the environment and it’s crucial to take care of it in order to protect our health.
In the EU, almost one in seven deaths is related to environmental pollution. Socially deprived communities are more exposed to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures, and so face a higher risk of environmental diseases. So, protecting and restoring our environment can combat pollution and improve health as well as help us to tackle social inequalities.
On 8th September, Friends of Europe organizes 'Healthy environment, healthy lives', an online debate in order to explore solutions to tackle the link between environmental pollution and inequality. A high-profile group of policymakers and key experts in the field will share their views and address questions from the online audience.
At the event, the experts will discuss questions like the role EU instruments like European Green Deal and the Cohesion Fund can play to tackle the environmental disease in Europe or how city planners can involve vulnerable people and ensure they benefit.