Urban Air Pollution & Particulate Matter / Urban Heat Wave

Human civilization is creating huge anthropogenic problems in the 21st century. Air Pollution, particulate matter, and heat wave are great health threats. They are associated not only with technical factors but also with a range of societal issues such as energy production, economic development, and urban planning. Solving the problems require multidisciplinary approaches together with scientists and decision makers. This special session, under the theme of EKC 2019: “Science, Technology and Humanity: Advancement and Sustainability”, is designed to find holistic and scaled-up solutions to tackle the urban air pollution/particulate matter and urban heat wave. July 18 (Thursday) 13:00 – 16:45 Room 5.15
Date / Time 2019-07-18 13:00   --   15:00
Room 5.15
Conveners / Chairs
  • PROF. KIM, Junbeum (University of Technology of Troyes, France) CONVENER
Synopsis
One of the most important environmental issues is air pollution and its effects on health. Several studies have demonstrated consistent associations between concentrations of particulate matter (PM, air pollutant consisting of a mixture of solid and liquid particles suspended in the air) and adverse effects on human health (respiratory symptoms, morbidity and mortality) at concentrations commonly encountered in Europe and Asia. Consequences for public health may be considerable. In this session, we will discuss below aspects: - Current issues and problems on particulate matter - Sources of particulate matter, transboundary problem, health impacts - PM monitoring/measurement and assessment of concentrations and trends - Key uncertainties, research needs, and current policy implications - Policies and regulations to reduce particulate matter - Other related issues Schedule and plan 1) Opening Remark: Prof. Junbeum Kim, University of Technology of Troyes, France 2) Welcome and congratulatory remark: Dr. Myung-Ja Kim, President of KOFST (President of the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies 3) Keynote speech 1: Prof. Véronique RIFFAULT, Atmospheric Science and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), Ecole nationale supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille Douai 4) Keynote speech 2: Dr. Marcel Langner, Umweltbundesamt, Germany 5) Panel Discussion - Moderator: Prof. Heegwan Lee (Incheon National University, South Korea) - Panels : Dr. Gregor Kiesewetter, Research Scholar, IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Program, Vienna, Austria : Prof. Véronique RIFFAULT, Atmospheric Science and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai (Mines Douai), France : Dr. Marcel Langner, Umweltbundesamt, Germany : Prof. Rae Kwon Chung, Climate international cooperation department, Incheon National University (Ambassador for Climate Change, 2008-2010)
Speakers
  • PROF. RIFFAULT, Véronique (Imt Lille Douai, Univ. Lille, Sage – Département Sciences De L’atmosphère Et Génie De L’environnement, France) [ 13:10 - 13:30 ]
    Title: Current issues linked to particulate matter in North-Western Europe
  • DR. LANGNER, Marcel (German Environment Agency (umweltbundesamt)) [ 13:30 - 13:50 ]
    Title: Particulate matter as a key air pollutant in Germany and the whole EU: Sources and abatement strategies
Date / Time 2019-07-18 15:30   --   16:45
Room 5.15
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. LEE, Hyunjung (City of Stuttgart, Office for Environmental Protection) CONVENER
Synopsis
Heat waves cause devastating impacts on our societies, in particular, human health, quality of life, and social infrastructure. Climate projections suggest more frequent and intense heat waves due to anthropogenic global warming, and ongoing urbanisation further aggravates the impact regionally. Climate actions and planning of cities, therefore, should consider ways of reducing heat waves and adaptation. In this session, we will discuss below aspects: - Current issues and problems on heat waves - Global climate change and future extreme events - Urbanisation and heat stress to human bodies - Policies and regulations to reduce heat waves - Other related issues Schedule and plan 1) Opening Remark: Dr. Hyunjung Lee, City of Stuttgart, Office for Environmental Protection, Germany 2) Keynote speech: Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Germany 3) Panel Discussion - Moderator: Dr. Jihoon Min (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria) - Panels : Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Germany (speech: Urban human-biometeorology: an interdisciplinary field of meteorology relevant to strategies for the human adaptation to severe climate change impacts) : Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kuttler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Applied Climatology, Germany (speech: Cities and global climate change: a problem analysis) : Prof. Dr. Harald Rieder, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Meteorology, Vienna, Austria (speech: Potential climate penalties for ambient air quality) : Dr. Marc Olefs, Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics, Department of Climate Research, Vienna, Austria (speech: Challenge climate change! Diagnosis and therapy: facts with focus on Austria)
Speakers
  • PROF. MAYER, Helmut (Albert-ludwigs-university Of Freiburg, Chair Of Environmental Meteorology, Germany) [ 15:30 - 15:50 ]
    Title: Urban heat waves