9th European Public Health (EPH) conference, [updated link:] https://ephconference.eu/conference-2016-vienna-48.
Workshop 7.A, organized by EUPHA sections Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Environment-related Diseases; chairs: Rainer Fehr – Germany, Dineke Zeegers Paget – EUPHA. Abstract (Workshop & presentations): https://eupha.org/repository/sections/HIA/2016_HIA_ENV_7A.pdf.
- “Greening” conferences – Experiences from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). N Kuenzli, MS Ragettli, M Röösli (U Basel, CH), Presentation: PDF
- Guideline for a sustainable organization of events – Theory and practice. HH Eggers, D Huth, K Stechemesser, M Tobollik (Federal Environmental Agency / Umweltbundesamt, DE)
- Footprint reduction: What can we learn from related initiatives within, e.g., the United Nations, World Health Organization, European Commission, and European Environment Agency? R Fehr, P van den Hazel, P Martin-Olmedo, M Martuzzi, O Mekel, G Morris (U Bielefeld and other institutions), Presentation: PDF
From the workshop abstract:
“To strive for sustainability is recognized as a prerequisite for improving people’s health and their environment in the 21st century. At the EPH 2015 conference in Milano, the issue received prominent attention; topics included the anthropocene, human impacts on global processes and systems, and the planetary boundaries consistent with human health and survival. … … Areas of concern include: mode of travel (especially by air); conference venue and accommodations; flow of energy and materials; food consumption; waste avoidance and disposal; physical activity; and equity, e.g. (financial) barriers to conference attendance. While previous conferences have not been oblivious to these issues, more should be done. … … success for EUPHA in this venture could provide a template for adoption by other, e.g. national, professional associations. In addition, the ‘‘greening’’ of EPH conferences can stimulate and encourage both individuals and institutions to move along similar pathways.”
- For an ambitious association like EUPHA, concern for the impacts of our own activities features amongst our core values; this ought to be reflected in the arrangements for our annual conferences
- Building on existing examples, EUPHA is challenged to prove that it has the profile and capacity to create positive example.