The European Green Week 2021, which runs from 31 May to 4 June, is dedicated to the “Zero pollution ambition”. It is considered the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, as well as an occasion for stakeholder debate at European, national and local level.
It is therefore certainly an opportunity to commit to working together to make the ambition of a toxic-free environment and zero pollution a reality because, as the European Union reminds us, “Pollution affects everyone in the world:
“Pollution affects everyone, through the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land on which food is grown. It is the most important environmental cause of mental and physical illness and premature death, especially among children, people with specific medical conditions and the elderly. But pollution does not affect everyone equally. Those who live in more deprived areas often do so close to polluted sites or in areas where there is a lot of traffic. Pollution is also one of the main reasons for biodiversity loss. It reduces the capacity of the ecosystem to provide services such as carbon sequestration and decontamination.”
A virtual programme of events for each day is available on the official website.