Greetings from Skopje in Macedonia where Catharine is presenting evidence on urban green spaces and health to the World Health Organization European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF).
The Task Force is the leading international body for implementation and monitoring of the European Environment and Health Process, and we welcome the emphasis it is placing on the relationship between the quality of our urban outdoor spaces and people’s health and wellbeing.
We are delighted to have been invited to talk about our research to the group, framing the issue in the wider context of topics such as land use, urban planning, urban adaptation to climate change and demographic changes.
We are also pleased that the presentation is being followed by a discussion on the formulation of policy goals and political commitments in this area.
Keep an eye on the EHTF website for outcomes from the meeting and details of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in 2017.