Air Pollution: How Renewables Can Tackle This Challenge
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CEST
Last year’s lockdowns gave us a flavour of clean air and clear skies. With air pollution causing one in five premature deaths, clean air is high on the political agenda. Renewable energy is part of the solution to cleaner air and healthier environments; yet is not considered a cornerstone of the strategy.
Where does renewable energy fit into the discussion of combating air pollution? How can we raise awareness of the role of renewable energy? And what opportunities exist to support the world’s journey to a cleaner and healthier environment?
The RENdez-vous on Air Pollution was a discussion about the effect it has on public health and well-being, and how renewables can tackle this challenge.
The event included brief presentations from leading voices from across the public health and renewable energy sectors. This was followed by an extensive Q&A and discussion with the audience. The small group discussions provided an opportunity to network and have engaging dialogues to learn how we can strategically collaborate towards clean air, a healthy environment and in making the energy transition happen.
- Dr. Lydia Abebe, World Health Organization (Download Lydia’s slides)
- Beatriz Cardenas, World Resources Institute (Download Beatriz’s slides)
- Sandra Cavalieri, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (Download Sandra’s slides)
Watch the video recording
The video of the event is available to watch here.
What is a RENdez-vous?
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