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Conference online on Nordic air quality
AIR QUALITY FOR ALL

Below you can read the programme for the conference and it is based on Central European Time, UTC +1. We will also record the conference and publish the videos after the event.

Day 1 - June 10

08:30

Morning coffee | connect to the conference and meet up with speakers and attendees

09:00-09:30

Welcome, opening of the conference | Stefan Åström & Lovisa Källmark [IVL]

Theme: Air quality affects the Nordic welfare system - learn how

09:30- 10:00

Why is it relevant to study air quality in relation to Nordic welfare? | Camilla Geels [Aarhus University]

10:00-10:45

Q&A session: Taking stock on Nordic human health and air pollution | Per-Everhard Schwarze [Norwegian Institute of Public Health], Bertil Forsberg [Umeå University], Otto Hänninen [National Institute for Health and Welfare], Throstur Thorsteinsson [University of Iceland], Torben Sigsgaard [Aarhus University]

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:40

European Environment Agency´s recent work on air quality and socio-economic inequalities | Alberto Gonzalez Ortiz & Aleksandra Kazmierczak [European Environment Agency]

11:40-12:00

Air pollution exposure inequality in Nordic countries on the basis of municipal socio-economic data | Anna Strandell [Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)]

12:00-12:20

Intertwined policies: Air quality policy, health inequality and the Nordic welfare system | Anne Jensen [Aarhus University]

12:20-13:30

Lunch

Theme: Nordic air pollution has large effects on Arctic warming, solutions are available

13:30-14:00

What does air pollution have to do with climate change? | HC Hanson [Stockholm University]

14:00-14:30

Climate impacts of short-lived climate forcers | Maria Sand [CICERO]

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-15:30

How and where to reduce soot emissions? | Stefan Åström [IVL]

15:30-16:00

Lessons from the Exhaustion project | Kristin Aunan [CICERO]

16:00-16:30

Take home messages day 1 | Lovisa Källmark & Stefan Åström [IVL]

Day 2 - June 11

09:00-

09:30

Opening of day 2 | Stefan Åström & Lovisa Källmark [IVL]

Theme: Improved data, improved models and better decision support for policy (part 1)

09:30-10:00

Emission inventories: From global to local, from international agreements to policy support | Ville-Veikko Paunu [Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)]

10:00-10:30

Dynamics in Nordic air quality policy: Gaining a deeper and richer understanding through qualitative methods | Anne Jensen [Aarhus University]

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:30

The importance of observations in improving the environment | Kjetil Törseth [Norwegian Institute for Air Research]

Theme: The effect of air pollution on public health and the environment is larger than you might think

11:30-12:00

Q&A session: Latest findings on human health and air pollution, part 1 | Per-Everhard Schwarze [Norwegian Institute of Public Health], Bertil Forsberg [Umeå University], Otto Hänninen [National Institute for Health and Welfare], Torben Sigsgaard [Aarhus University]

12:00-13:00

Lunch and online poll for the audience

13:00-13:30

Q&A session: Latest findings on human health and air pollution, part 2 | Per-Everhard Schwarze [Norwegian Institute of Public Health], Bertil Forsberg [Umeå University], Otto Hänninen [National Institute for Health and Welfare], Torben Sigsgaard [Aarhus University]

13:30-14:15

Air pollution in the Nordic countries – impacts of ozone and nitrogen on ecosystems | Per-Erik Karlsson and Filip Moldan [IVL]

14:15-14:45

Coffee break

14:45-15:00

Nitrogen and agriculture – measures and policy | Sofie Hellsten [IVL]

Theme: Improved data, improved models and better decision support for policy (part 2)

15:00-15:30

Emission dispersion modelling | Lise Frohn [Aarhus University]

15:30-16:00

Integrated modelling: How to understand and communicate the results to decisionmakers and what to be aware of? | Mikael-Skou Andersen [Aarhus University]

16:00-16:30

Using Earth System Models to examine effects of air pollution on climate | Annica Ekman [Stockholm University]

16:30-17:00

Take home messages, other info and end of webinar | Lovisa Källmark & Stefan Åström [IVL]

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