The 2.5-hour conference presented ongoing research and policy work on multiple exposures in environmental health, with a special focus on equity.
Main topics of the conference
The aim of the conference was to provide an arena for knowledge exchange between academia and the public sector, and to develop and promote national and international collaboration in environmental health.
We discussed how to address exposures to several environmental factors that affect health and wellbeing in an integrated way, both from a policy and a research perspective.
The conference was set around four main topics:
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Agenda 2030 as a tool for collaboration
- Integrating equity in environmental health
- Tools for and examples of multiple exposure assessments
Welcome and introduction by moderator Helena Blomqvist and organisers Karin Ljung Björklund, Public Health Agency of Sweden and Karin Norström, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Interview via link with Adrienne Pittman, Chair of ERA.ENVHEALTH and Assistant Director, European and International Affairs Department, French agency for food, environmental and occupational health & safety (ANSES)
Theme: Collaboration (at approx 13 mins)
Interview with Johan Carlson, Director-General, Public Health Agency of Sweden and Björn Risinger, Director-General, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Film by students from Kulturama: Environmental factors affecting my health
Interview with Karin Ljung Björklund, Public Health Agency of Sweden and Karin Norström, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on collaboration in environmental health in Sweden.
Presentation: How have the control measures for Covid-19 affected environmental health? – Ebba Malmqvist & Anna Oudin, Lund University
Theme: AGENDA 2030 (at approx 45 mins)
Film: AGENDA 2030 ”Numbers in action”
Presentation: Agenda 2030 as a tool for collaboration, Cristina Mattson-Lundberg, Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Lotta Lagerberg, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Theme: Equity in environmental health
Film: equity vs equality
Talk in studio on equity in environmental health with Maria Albin, MD, professor and senior consultant in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and Region Stockholm
Presentation: Environmental health inequalities across Europe: evidence for action, Matthias Braubach, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Presentation: Strategic approaches to achieving environmental justice in Germany, Christiane Bunge, German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA)
Talk in studio with Maria Albin, MD, professor and senior consultant in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and Region Stockholm
Theme: Multiple exposures (at approx 1.40 mins)
Presentation: A systemic perspective on the drivers of environmental health, Catherine Ganzleben, European Environment Agency, EEA
Presentation: Health effects of combined exposure to surrounding green, air pollution and traffic noise, Jochem Klompmaker, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Talk in studio with Mare Löhmus Sundström, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Åke Bergman, Stockholm University/Örebro University
Inspiration (at approx 2.20 mins)
Presentation: Mission-oriented innovation: Healthy, sustainable and vibrant streets, Filip Kjellgren, Sweden’s innovation agency VINNOVA