Perth to host the 2024 World Environmental Health Congress

Western Australia (WA) has officially won the 17th World Environmental Health Congress (WCEH) 2024, according to an announcement from Business Events Perth.

Board members of the International Federation for Environmental Health voted in favor of Western Australia’s application as submitted by Environmental Health Australia – Western Australia (EHA WA). It will be in partnership with Business Events Perth to bring the next congress to the city in May 2024.

The congress is expected to bring together more than 700 environmental health professionals, for a six-day program focusing on the challenges faced in the global environmental health sector.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Roger Cook MLA, said the event aligned well with WA’s sustainability goals, adding: “Trade events and conferences like the World Environmental Health Congress 2024 play a vital role in the tourism industry of our state, which is why we boosted the sector with an additional $15 million. funding through the Reconnect WA package of 195 million Australian dollars (133 million US dollars).

Hon. Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Environment and Climate Action for WA, said the WA Government understands that preparing for the future means taking action on climate change and its impact on local communities and the environment .

Whitby said: “Hosting the 2024 World Environmental Health Congress will provide an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research and policy that supports action to adapt to and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on health.

“In WA, we are expanding our Climate Action Fund, setting ambitious emissions reduction targets, and committing to funding science and innovation.”

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said the congress was a “perfect platform” to showcase WA’s strong base in environmental health research.

“Not only will this science and technology conference support the trade events industry in Western Australia by directly contributing over A$2 million (US$1.4 million) to the state’s economy, but it will also provide an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences across the Asia-Pacific region.”