The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of ventilation to mitigate the transmission of respiratory disease.
On 20th September, in Bern Switzerland, and online, The World Health Organisation are hosting a conference to bring together the best experts of indoor air pollution.
The conference will make a case for why we need to monitor and improve indoor air in public buildings, including:
- The importance of the challenge for both infectious disease and wider health
- That air quality in public buildings is not in the control of individuals and therefore it is the responsibility of the government/organisation to ensure IAQ and ventilation are sufficient
- The need to link with net-zero, that some net-zero actions may be
Speakers include Breathing City lead, Catherine Noakes, David Vernez, Pawel Wargocki, Corinne Mandin, Hossein Gorji, Antoine Flahault, Hans Kluge, Roger Waeber, Jelle Laverge, Claude-Alain Roulet, Kimberly Prather, Kamran Abbasi, Martin Bäumle, Esther Friedli, and Gabriela Suter