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Paris conference to explore removal of endocrine disruptors from cities

Endocrine disruptors, chemicals that interfere with hormone systems in the body, remain a major challenge for human health and the health of cities. Cities across Europe are taking steps to address the issue, with Madrid (Spain) recently committing itself to become an endocrine disruptor free city. In France, the national strategy on endocrine disruptors aims to reduce society's exposure to them. An upcoming conference on 10 October in Paris (France) will present the experiences of French and European cities in their quest to become endocrine disruptor free areas.

The one day event will commence with an opening address by Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, and will consist of lectures on the work of cities across the continent. The conference will also showcase the work of cities in the Baltic States through the NonHazCity project, as well as work undertaken by the City of Lille (France) through their "˜100 days of health' project.

The conference is organised in partnership with Elus Santé Publique Territoires and Mairie du IIe arr town hall, Paris with the support of Paris City Council.

To register for the event, click here [in French], or email contact@reseau-environnement-sante.netImage copyright: sourced from Pixabay more   28 September 2017 Transformative Action Award shortlist announcedFour finalists for the Transformative Actions Awards have been announced. The award, funded by the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the three pathways of the Basque Declaration: Socio-cultural transformation, socio-economic transformation, and technological transformation.

The shortlisted candidates are Zaragoza (Spain), for their project on turning citizens into "city makers" by putting their ideas into action; Mannheim (Germany), for their project on making energy and climate measures more visible; Udaltalde 21 Nerbioi-Ibaizabal (Spain), for their project on creating a common sustainability agenda in neighbouring municipalities; and Nilà¼fer (Turkey), whose project focused on using neighbourhood committees to increase civic engagement.

The winners will be announced and the award presented at a ceremony at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels (Belgium) on 22 November. The finalists were chosen after extensive deliberations of a jury comprised of Arantza Acha (Director, UNESCO Etxea Spain); Thomas Kastrup-Larsen (Mayor of Aalborg, Denmark); Wolfgang Teubner (Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat); and Cor Lamers (Mayor of Schiedam, Netherlands and Chair of ENVE Commission).

Speaking about the importance of the Transformative Action Awards, jury member Arantza Acha said: "The Transformative Action Award showcases bold and innovative examples of how to transform our societies to achieve multidimensional sustainability in line with the Basque Declaration". The Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup-Larsen, also described The Transformative Actions Award as "a fantastic way of highlighting exemplary approaches to sustainability issues. All submissions showed truly inspiring solutions to the challenges we are facing and I urge everyone to study them closer."

For more information on the shortlisted candidates, visit the sustainable cities website.Image copyright: sourced from ICLEI more

» Publication Date: 02/10/2017

» Source: Iclei Europe

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