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“Noise in Europe” conference in Brussels – 24 April 2017

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On 24 April 2017 EUROCITIES took part in a high-level conference under the theme of “Noise in Europe”, in Brussels, with the presence of Commissioners Vella and Bulc.

During the meeting, the World Health Organisation (WHO) showcased the latest scientific results of noise effects on human health. Felipe Araújo, Councilor for Environment and Innovation of the city of Porto, in his capacity as vice-chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum, took part in a panel session focused on providing ideas to improve the policy framework of future noise proposals. Various member states, cities and environmental NGO representatives, along with scientists and experts, gathered to discuss options to tackle noise pollution, which is the second largest environmental cause of health problems after air pollution, affecting more than 120 million citizens in the EU. During his intervention Araújo advocated that efforts need to be allocated to tackling noise at source level, since road traffic is the principal source of noise pollution.

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