Launch Event of the new WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines

The Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region have been produced following a rigorous process outlined in the WHO Handbook for Guideline Development, involving several groups of experts and stakeholders. The guidelines provide a set of source-specific public health recommendations on long-term exposure to environmental noise, including road traffic, railway, aircraft, wind turbine, and leisure noise.

The launch event will take place on 10 October 2018 in Basel, Switzerland. It will gather representatives of Member States, experts and stakeholders and is planned as a one-day symposium, with a formal presentation of the guidelines, complemented by the panel discussions with the experts and stakeholders.