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Towards better quality of life with urban planning

Towards better quality of life with urban planning

20. 07. 2020  |  Awareness

By 2050 it is expected that 70 % of the human population will live in cities. They way we plan a build our cities defines our quality of life, our health.


No dramatic change in air quality in Europe as countries begin to ease lockdown

No dramatic change in air quality in Europe as countries begin to ease lockdown

06. 07. 2020  |  Air

Data from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) shows lower concentrations of air pollutants in Europe counter to China, where the air quality regresses with the looser restrictions.


How is the pandemic affecting air quality in the Czech Republic?

How is the pandemic affecting air quality in the Czech Republic?

13. 05. 2020  |  Air

Czech Hydrometeorological Institute published a report on air quality during the first month since the state of emergency declaration in the Czech Republic. The report focused mainly on air pollution caused by NOx and particulate matter PM10.


Concentrations of air pollutants in Slovakia decrease by 25 %

Concentrations of air pollutants in Slovakia decrease by 25 %

05. 05. 2020  |  Air

Strict measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 decreased the concentrations of air pollutants approx. by 25 %. Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) published an analysis on air pollutants concentrations development in the period of month before and after the quarantine measures, as well as compared the concentrations with previous years.


Ongoing LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project carries on despite work restrictions in Slovakia

Ongoing LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project carries on despite work restrictions in Slovakia

30. 04. 2020  |  Uncategorized

On January 1, 2020 the LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project was launched with a clear vision to improve the air quality in Slovakia by implementing a set of measures dependent on project partners around the country.


Malopolska model sets an example of effective air quality management for EU member states

Malopolska model sets an example of effective air quality management for EU member states

25. 02. 2020  |  Air

Since 2015 the Polish project Malopolska has been successfully implementing measures to improve the air quality thanks to the EU’s LIFE programme - funding instrument for the environment and climate action. In February, Malopolska team hosted good practices workshops in Krakow.


EU will support green projects with more than €100 million within the LIFE programme

EU will support green projects with more than €100 million within the LIFE programme

17. 02. 2020  |  Awareness

In order to promote climate-neutral Europe, the European Commission will invest more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects.


Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic launched LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic launched LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project

22. 01. 2020  |  Air

Slovak project on air quality improvement has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. The action plan was presented at the kick-off meeting, with the attendance of project partners and the State Secretary Mr. Norbert Kurilla,