23 and 24 November 2023 — The fourth Clean Air Forum will bring together clean air stakeholders and interested parties from across the European Union including competent authorities of the Member States at all relevant levels, the Commission, the European Environment Agency, industry, civil society, and the scientific community for several days of intense dialogue on main clean air issues.

According to the most recent data provided by the European Environment Agency, around 240 000 people died prematurely due to exposure of fine particulate matter above the World Health Organization guideline levels in the EU in the year 2020. This marks a steady decrease since the year 2005, and shows that clean air policies deliver successes.

On 26 October 2022, the Commission proposed a revision of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives to align the air quality standards more closely with the latest recommendations of the World Health Organization.

EEA's role in the event

The European Environment Agency will be represented at the highest level at the fourth Clean Air Forum: the Executive Director of the Agency, Leena Ylä-Mononen, will be one of the speakers in the first panel linking clean air, climate and social inequality.

The EEA will also participate with a stand at the forum, where the attendees can interact with EEA staff:

  • Ian Marnane, Head of Group on Health and environment
  • Alberto González Ortiz, Air quality expert
  • Petra Fagerholm, Stakeholder relations expert