How Can We Sustain the Clean Air Post COVID-19?

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How Can We Sustain the Clean Air Post COVID-19?

17 September 2020

3:00 –4:05 p. m. (Manila time) | Via Zoom

 

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has compelled governments across the world to take dramatic measures to contain the spread of the virus. With the lockdowns and travel restrictions, human beings have been forced to change their behavioral patterns overnight. Countries and cities are facing severe health and socio-economic impacts. However, one of the notable environmental benefits has been the improvement in air quality.

In this webinar, the panelists discussed: i) possible linkages between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19; ii) air quality impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown in Manila, Philippines and selected European countries; iii) lessons learned and possible measures to sustain the improved air quality post COVID-19.  

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 Sep 2020 Presentation Air Pollution and Increased Vulnerability to COVID-19
This presentation looks into the possible linkages between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19.
Denise San Valentin
17 Sep 2020 Presentation Air Quality Findings During COVID-19 Lockdown in Europe
This presentation discusses the air quality impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown in selected European countries.
Beth Conlan
17 Sep 2020 Presentation Manila Air Quality During the COVID-19 Lockdown
This presentation discusses the air quality impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown in Manila, Philippines. 
Dang Espita-Casanova

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