The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. One of its funding programmes provides funding for large scale Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) that are aimed at the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU environmental policy.
VITO is providing air quality emissions and modelling tools in a capacity building format within two of the most prominent SIPs that are focussing on air quality policy and management in central Europe: LIFE IP Małopolska “Implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region” situated in southern Poland and LIFE HUNGAIRY which aims at supporting 10 municipalities in implementing their air quality plans.
Quality of Life Sub-Programme
The 'quality of life' sub-programme aims at facilitating the transition toward a sustainable, toxic-free, energy-efficient and climate-resilient economy and at protecting, restoring and improving the quality of the environment, either through direct interventions or by supporting the integration of those objectives in other policies.
Within this sub-programme VITO is working with the Irish Environment Protection Agency to strengthen air quality management in Ireland and to ensure effective implementation of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives (AAQD) and to help implement the European Green Deal.
For more information on the project visit the Life Emerald | Environmental Protection Agency (epa.ie) page and our our EMERALD project page.