New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines:
Recommendations to protect public health in the Americas
Air Quality and Health Webinar Series for Latin America and the Caribbean
Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 m ET
On September 22, 2021, WHO updated the Global Air Quality Guidelines. The guidelines use extensive scientific evidence to recommend target values for 6 air pollutants (PM2.5, PM 10. O3, NO2, SO2 and CO) to achieve air quality that protects the health of the population.
The Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) are joining efforts for this webinar session to inform stakeholders in the Americas about the development of the guidelines.
- Piedad Martín. Deputy Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean. UN Environment Program
- Marcelo Korc. Unit Chief. Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health. Pan American Health Organization.
2021 WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines: What´s new?
- Juan J Castillo. Advisor in Air Quality and Health. Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health Unit. Pan American Health Organization
Use of the evidence and methodology for the guidelines development
- Thomas J. Luben. Senior Epidemiologist. United States Environmental Protection Agency – US EPA.
2021 WHO AQG Update: Challenges for the Americas
- Horacio Riojas Rodríguez. Director. National Institute of Public Health of Mexico
Ambient air quality standards and legislation in place in the region
- Andrea Brusco. Regional Coordinator. Environmental Law. United Nations Environment Programme
- Jordi Pon. Regional Coordinator. Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality Programme United Nations Environment Program
The new guidelines are available in this link.