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EASAC Climate Change and Health Report Presented at Conferences in Ireland

03 December 2019

Professor Pat Goodman was recently invited to present on EASAC’s latest report at two major Irish conferences

On 2nd October, Professor Goodman presented on EASAC’s ‘The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe’ at the 15th annual Environment Ireland conference, Ireland’s major environmental policy and management conference. The event was organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and was attended by over 350 guests.

The 2019 Environment, Health & Wellbeing Conference, with over 200 attendees, was then held on 21st November in Dublin’s Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. This event was co-organised by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Health Service Executive, and the Economic and Social Research Institute, and was aimed at other related agencies, policymakers, NGOs and academics. The theme of the event was ‘Climate Change, Health & Wellbeing – Opportunities and Implementation Challenges’ and began with a keynote address from Vladimir Kendrovski, European Centre for Environment and Health World Health Organisation, and a detailed presentation on the latest EASAC report, ‘The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe’, by Prof Goodman.

Prof Goodman and keynote speaker Dr Vladimir Kendrovski during their Q&A session

Professor Pat Goodman, Technological University Dublin

Prof Goodman has been actively involved in research in the areas of air pollution and health, and climate and health, being involved in many studies, and also authoring key papers, especially in the area of air pollution. He has been a member of the Royal Irish Academy Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee for 10 years and represents the Academy on the EASAC Climate Change and Health Working Group. He has been an invited expert with the World Health Organization, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the European Union, and has contributed to many policy documents and reports.

EASAC ( is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States, Norway, and Switzerland, to collaborate in giving advice to European policymakers. EASAC provides a means for the collective voice of European science to be heard. Through EASAC, the academies work together to provide independent, expert, evidence-based advice about the scientific aspects of European policies to those who make or influence policy within the European institution.

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