Report of the eighth meeting of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) (2018)






Bonn, Germany, 20–21 March 2018

The Eighth meeting of the Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF), the first since the adoption of the Ostrava Declaration on Environment and Health, was convened at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn, Germany, on 20 and 21 March 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to support the work of the Member States in the development of their national portfolios for action in one or more of the seven priority areas of the Declaration. Member States discussed tools and approaches for each of the priority areas; possible methods for assessment and monitoring of the Ostrava commitments; and the indicators and data already available, including those of the monitoring and evaluation framework set up for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They elected a new Chair, co-Chairs and Bureau of the Task Force and approved the programme of work and budget for the European Health Process (EHP) Secretariat for 2018–2019.