Air pollution in airports


30 Jan 2013 23:00


European Parliament - ASP 1G2

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Climate & Environment
EU Priorities 2020
Health & Consumers

Event Location


Event Description

Air pollution in airports

Event date: 31 Jan 13 - 31 Jan 13

A challenge for the working environment - solutions and successful cooperation


Also a challenge for the working environment - solutions and successful cooperation

Thursday 31 January 2013 10.30-17.30
European Parliament - ASP 1G2


Particle pollution at airports - facts and consequences

10.30-10.40 Welcome by Søren Søndergaard, MEP GUE/NGL-group

10.40-10.50 Particle pollution seen from a trade union perspective: key-note speaker: Henrik Bay-Clausen, Chairman of the Kastrup Branch of the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F).

11.50-11.10 Facts and levels of particle pollution in airports: key-note speaker: Kaare Press Kristensen Ph.D, HD(A), civil engineer.

11.10-11.25  Ultrafine particles at East Midlands Airport – grave concerns and challenges: key-note speaker: Greg Foster, baggage handler

11.25-11.45 Facts and suspicions regarding particle pollution with special emphasis on diesel particles and ultrafine particles: key-note speaker Ulla Vogel MSc, Ph.D.

11.45-12.30 Questions to the 5 key-note speakers

12.30-14.30  Sandwich lunch and networking

How can particle pollution be limited?

14.30-14.50 Sustainable aviation – also a challenge in airports: key-note speaker, Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate.

14.50-15.10 Experiences from Copenhagen Airport in regard to reducing particle pollution: key-note speaker: Jesper Avery Jacobsen, Senior Project Manager, Copenhagen Airports.

15.10-15.30 Experiences with green equipment. Key-note speaker: Lars Barsøe, Sales manager, Vestergaard Company A/S

15.30-16.00 Questions to the 3 key-note speakers

16.00-17.10 Panel debate: what can be done about particle pollution at EU-level, national level and at airport's level.

  •  Chrystelle Damar, Manager Environmental Strategy & Intermodality, ACI EUROPE
  •  Søren Søndergaard, MEP GUE/NGL-group
  •  Laurent Vogel, researcher ETUI
  •  Kaare Press Kristensen, Ph.D, HD(A), civil engineer
  •  Ole Christensen, MEP S&D-group

17.10-17.30 Review of the day's presentations and the on-going social dialogue in regard to the reduction of particle pollution in airports. Lars Brogaard & Janne Hansen, Katrup Branch of the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F).



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The conference has been organized by the Kastrup Branch of the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F), Unite The Union, Swedish Transport Workers Federation, Branch 46, and European Transport Workers Federation with support from the European Commission and the GUE/NGL-group in European Parliament.






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