WHO & UfM Joint Webinar on Environment and Health in Seaport Cities – a report

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Abstract

Seaports are vital nodes connecting the hinterlands of countries and continents with the rest of the world, attracting industries and people. This nodal function, however, is incompatible or even in conflict with other uses: port activities affect the entire region of a port city and not just the area administrated by the port. Despite several legal interventions, the side-effects from the port’s activities - such as pollution and risk of accidents – still affect the natural environment of the port and the health of the citizens in the “port-cityscape”. In a webinar, which was organized jointly by the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on June 17, 2021 and attracted over 100 participants, a group of researchers and practitioners discussed how health can be negotiated in expansion plans of seaport cities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPort City Futures
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • public health
  • World Health Organization
  • Union for the Mediterranean
  • Seaport cities
  • environment

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