Project Cleanair l


2013 - The Year of Air


Air Pollution in Airports

Also a challenge for the working environment – solutions and successful cooperation.

The conference will draw together up-to-date experiences about particle pollution, the consequences to health as well as experiences and challenges in regard to prevention in the field of aviation.

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 GUE/NGL- group in European Parliament and support from the European Commission.

Date: January 31. 2013
Admission: Free
Registration: Click here for registration By the latest 12:00 pm January  23, 2013


ProgrammeThursday January 31. 2013:



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).
10.50-11.10 Facts and levels of particle pollution in airports: key-note speaker: Kaare Press Kristensen Ph.D, HD(A), civil engineer, The Ecological Council
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.
11.45-12.05 Occupational exposure limits for chemicals in the workplace (tbc)
12.05-12.30 Questions to the 5 key-note speakers
12.30-14.30 Lunch and networking   

EU and international perspective


Sustainable aviation – a challenge in airports and in the sky: key-note speaker, Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action (Connie Hedegaard is leaving after her speak, because she has to attend another meeting)


How can particle pollution be limited

14.50-15.10 Experiences from Copenhagen Airport in regard to reducing particle pollution: key-note speaker: Jesper Abery Jacobsen, Senior Project Manager, Copenhagen Airports A/S
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 2 key-note speakers

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
  • Ole Christensen MEP S&D-group
  • Laurent Vogel, European Trade Union Institute, Researcher
  • Kaare Press Kristensen, Ph.D, HD(A), Civil Engineer, The Ecological Council
  • François Ballestero, Political Secretary for Civil Aviation and Tourism, European Transport Workers' Federation


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, Kastrup Branch of the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F).

3F Kastrup - Saltværksvej 68 - 2770 Kastrup - Denmark - Tlf: +45 70 300 950 -