Past conferences

WHO/Christian Gapp

Declaration meeting in preparation of the 2010 Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and health

European environment and health process

The environment and health process was launched in 1989 to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to health, using the approach that prevention is better than a cure.

This ongoing process is marked by a series of ministerial conferences held every five years. Environmental health issues are essentially cross-sectoral, and the conferences are unique in bringing together different stakeholders to take decisions, working with and across ministries and involving intergovernmental and international organizations and civil-society organizations.