LIFE focus on air quality
Since 1992 the European Union Life Programme has co-funded 298 projects with the direct ambition to improve air quality, with many more having an indirect impact on air as a co-benefit of their core actions. A recent publication entitled LIFE and air quality presents the highlights of this work in thematic chapters across a number of sectors: transport and urban mobility; monitoring and modelling; capacity building; encouraging behavioural change; agriculture; and industry, waste and energy.
Air quality has been the third biggest focus of the LIFE programme in terms of funding (after water and waste). The total funding for the air quality projects amounted to €628 million, of which the EU contributed some €217 million.