The TANIA project took part in the EU Green Week 2021 on 2nd June 2021. The EU action plan towards a zero pollution ambition is a key action of the European Green Deal planned for spring 2021. The aim is to create a toxic-free environment across the EU through better monitoring, reporting, prevention and remediation of pollution in the air, water, soil and consumer products.
The post-COVID 19 recovery, which seeks to rebuild a more sustainable EU economy, creating job opportunities and reducing social inequalities, is also part of the plan. European Green Week 2021 is dedicated to the "zero pollution ambition". It will also address other relevant initiatives of the European Green Deal, such as climate initiatives, the upcoming chemicals strategy, as well as initiatives in the areas of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity.
EU Green Week was held entirely in virtual mode. The main event took place on 31 May with an opening event and continued with a high-level conference between 1 and 4 June. In addition to the main conference, partner events across Europe addressed the year's theme 'zero pollution ambition' from different perspectives in various sessions. TANIA, represented by Professor Martin Romantschuk (in the picture below during the event) from the University of Helsinki, actively participated in the webinar on 2 June.