Session 1.4

Environment and health: why implementing environmental law is important

Many different environmental factors affect human health. Research activities can help understanding these factors and provide scientific evidence for better policymaking. In this session, we invite you to look with us at the science-policy interface. We will present examples of how scientific evidence and innovative solutions provide support to policies, but also discuss the challenges of transferring science to policy. The presentations will address themes such as the exposome, exposure to chemicals, air and noise pollution, plastic pollution in our seas and oceans, and emerging pollutants, water safety and security. Join us for a lively debate on some of the solutions proposed by EU-funded R&I projects and share with us your thoughts and concerns!


Tuomo Karjalainen, Senior Expert, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission


Karen Fabbri, Head of Sector Food 2030, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission