July 5. Urban Health Hall. 14:20 - 15:20

Panel discussion

Pollution factors. Practices reducing environmental risks

Environmental pollution is one of the most serious challenges facing humanity today. Pollution of air, water, soil, noise and light pollution, the negative effects of climate change are not imaginary threats, but quite real challenges for the growing cities of the planet. Most of these problems have significant consequences for urban health, ecosystems and urban economic indicators. Today is the time to look for ways to deal with threats that may be invisible at first but have extremely negative consequences. An increasing number of cities and megacities in the world are beginning to implement ambitious environmental and climate policy projects aimed at reducing environmental pollution, emissions, greenhouse gases and adaptating to climate change.

  • What are the consequences of such factors as noise and atmospheric pollution, extreme temperatures on the health of residents?
  • What solutions are there to regulate the microclimate of a large city?
  • How can the adverse impacts of climate change on the physical condition of residents be decreased?
  • How should public services respond to extreme temperature fluctuations?
  • What measures can reduce air and water pollution?


Angelina Davydova
Director, Environmental Information Bureau


Anton Kulbachevsky
Head, Department for Environmental Management and Protection
Irina May
Deputy Head, Federal Scientific Center for Medical and Preventive Health Risk Management Technologies
Anne Girault
Director General, Parisian Climate Agency (APC)
Boris Revich
Professor, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences
Marco Martuzzi
Manager, Environment and Health Impact Assessment Programme, WHO
Esa Nikunen
General Director, Environmental Services of Helsinki City
Saeed Alabbar
Emirates Green Building Council Chairman, Board Director of the World Green Building Council


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