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Air quality and climate policies: moving forward after COVID-19

Workshop

Date: Monday 8 November 2021

Time: 14.00 – 16.00

Location: Stockholm University and online via zoom

Presentation of FORCeS’ policy brief “Air quality and climate policies: moving forward after COVID-19”.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. Implemented restrictions led to rapid and unforeseen reductions in emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases worldwide.

The onset of the pandemic was followed by a wave of research studies towards the detection, attribution, and increased understanding of the impacts of reduced anthropogenic emissions on the Earth’s atmosphere and climate. In this workshop we will look at some of the findings from these studies and try to draw useful information and guidance for policy makers working towards the improvement of air quality and climate change mitigation.

This event will take place at Stockholm University and online via zoom. Full details will be sent out following registration at the link below.

PROGRAM:    
Presentation of FORCeS’ policy brief “Air quality and climate policies: moving forward after COVID-19”.
Panel discussion moderated by Hanna Nikkanen (Journalist, Co-founder of Long Play) with:

Prof. John Hassler, Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University
Dr. Franz Immler, Head of Sector at the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Director of the Institute for Energy and Climate and Forschungszentrum Jülich
Dr. Torben Königk, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Prof. Joacim Rocklöv, Department of public health and clinical medicine at Umeå University

Please register here or send an email to: helena.martins@smhi.se

The event is organised by the FORCeS project office, Stockholm University. FORCeS is a research project with the aim to understand and reduce the long-standing uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol radiative forcing.

More information about FORCeS.