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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and  the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece

EU supports projects for cleaner air

Air pollution is one of the most severe and complex environmental challenges impacting humans and ecosystems. The urban population, in particular, is still suffering from high levels of air pollution that are considered harmful for health according to European and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. 

Citizens’ engagement and awareness-raising are crucial, as they are increasingly concerned about the air they breathe and claim their right for cleaner air.

EU-funded projects provide a better knowledge base and innovative, market-oriented solutions to tackle the air quality problem from different angles.

The LIFE programme has by now supported more than 200 projects directly targeting air quality. These projects focus on products, processes and services, as well as on information and awareness raising, addressing air quality-related issues in transport, energy, urban environment and industry. 

Horizon 2020 projects are actively engaging citizens by participating in measurement campaigns and by shaping local strategies for emission reduction. They also test innovative technologies and measures, and translate scientific knowledge into scenario tools, such as apps and games, for decision-making, awareness-raising and behavioural change.

Source: European Commission

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