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Clean air for us and and our children
February 24, 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00
For the second event of our series the panellist will discuss the issue of air pollution in Maastricht.
The city is one of the most polluted in the country due to fumes from cars, trucks, boats and airplanes which use the Maastricht region as their playground. At the same time, children no longer play outside – since so much public space has been set up for transport that our streets are no longer safe or healthy to explore. We demand that the municipality acts more vigorously against air pollution.❗️❗️
Air pollution can have significant impacts on our health. This panel brings together three speakers to discuss these implications and explore the ways in which the city of Maastricht can remedy this. The number of polluting passenger cars and freight traffic in and around the city should be reduced in the short term.
Introducing a low emission zone will vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the city’s air quality. We, as citizens of Maastricht, are entitled to healthy, clean air and a safe environment.
This problem cannot be delayed any further!⏳
Join our discussion and together let’s find solutions for our polluted Maastricht!💚💪
Meet the speakers:
Professor Paul Borm: We are happy to welcome Professor Paul Borm, specialised in Medical Technology and an expert in Toxicology. During his 25-year academic career in Toxicology at Utrecht, Maastricht and Düsseldorf, he conducted research into lung and cardiac diseases with a clear focus on occupational health exposure.
Professor Onno van Schayck: Professor Onno van Schayck is a specialist in air quality and preventive medicine at the University of Maastricht. Professor van Schayck has been acknowledged to be the most cited researcher in the world in his area of expertise and has been recognized as a an internationally leading expert in the research on early diagnosis and treatment of asthma and COPD
Math Korpershoek: Our third speaker is an expert and activist within the field of Air quality, especially in the areas of the city of Maastricht and its surroundings. He has been a teacher for 25 years and has spent 17 years in management positions at three different primary schools. He has been successively involved in ENCI-Stop, Klaor Loch and Milieudefensie Maastricht.
Meet the moderator:
Ivo Stumpe: Our moderator for this Webinar is a policy worker from Groenlinks in the second fraction of House of Representatives on Traffic and Environment. He is a
former traffic campaign leader of Milieudefensie Nederland
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