EU Green Week 2021 – DUH Partner Event No.1: Methane and Black Carbon

This year’s EU Green Week  is dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’ of the European Green Deal.

The European Commission states, that pollution affects everybody – through the air we breathe, the water we drink or the land we grow our food on. As it is the largest environmental cause of multiple mental and physical diseases, and of premature deaths, especially among children, people with certain medical conditions and the elderly, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) will participate in this urgent discussion and invites everyone interested to join the scheduled partner event described below. 

Methane and Black Carbon – hidden air pollutants and underestimated game changers to achieve short-term climate targets

25. May 2021 | 14:00 – 15:30 CET | Online-Workshop | Berlin  

Air pollution, health risks and climate change: An unresolvable conflict of multiple crisis hotspots?

Besides climate change, improving air quality and fighting air pollution remain one of the major challenges in environmental and health protection. In this context, the mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), like black carbon and methane as precursor of ozone are relevant pollutants that provide a huge potential to combat global warming and air pollution all at once. However, these pollutants are not considered in air quality regulations and strategies, nor does current policy exploit their potential appropriately. 

As part of the EU Green Week Partner Events, our workshop will explain SLCPs, their relevance for climate change and air quality and show why missing to tackle SLCPs is a lost opportunity in an efficient approach against global warming and air pollution. 

Experts from science and involved NGOs will give short presentations to provide a brief insight about methane and black carbon, which are two of the most relevant SLCPs, their different sources (especially household heating and agriculture) and their different impacts on air pollution and climate. Afterwards, participants will be invited to choose between two working groups to intensify discussions: working group 1 on black carbon, emitted from domestic heating or working group 2 on methane, emitted from agriculture. Both groups will identify possible policy interventions to assure efficient progress in the emission reduction strategy. In the final part of the event, representatives of the European Commission and Parliament will provide their perspective on the topic and the whole group is invited to discuss the key findings of the day. 


25-05-21 Agenda Methane and Black Carbon

Methane and Black Carbon – hidden air pollutants and underestimated game changers to achieve short-term climate target

To inform yourself about our other Green Week Partner Event, please follow the link.

The projects Clean Heat (LIFE14 GIE/DE/490) and Clean Air Farming (LIFE17 GIE/DE/610) are funded by the EU Commission within the framework of the LIFE programme.

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