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Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

Objective

ICARUS will develop innovative tools for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance in the EU. This will lead to designing and implementing win-win strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities. An integrated approach will be used for air pollution monitoring and assessment combining ground-based measurements, atmospheric transport and chemical transformation modelling and air pollution indicators derived from satellite, airborne and personal remote sensing. The ICARUS methodology and toolkit will be applied in nine EU cities of variable size, socio-economic condition and history. Technological and non-technological measures and policy options will be analyzed and proposed to the responsible authorities for air pollution and/or climate change at the city level. Based on the advanced monitoring and assessment tools outlined above, a cloud-based solution will be developed to inform citizens of environment-conscious alternatives that may have a positive impact on air quality and carbon footprint and finally on their health and motivate them to adopt alternative behaviours. Agent-based modelling will be used to capture the interactions of population subgroups, industries and service providers in response to the policies considered in the project. Thus, social and cultural factors, socio-economic status (SES) and societal dynamics will be explicitly taken into account to assess overall policy impact. Our findings will be translated into a web-based guidebook for sustainable air pollution and climate change governance in all EU cities. ICARUS will develop a vision of a future green city: a visionary model that will seek to minimize environmental and health impacts. Transition pathways will be drawn that will demonstrate how current cities could be transformed towards cities with close to zero or negative carbon footprint and maximal wellbeing within the next 50 years.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 889 870

Participants (17)

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 671 812,50

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 437 450

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 400 320

INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 267 875

LANDESHAUPTSTADT STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 000

ETAIREIA ANAPTYXIS KAI TOURISTIKIS PROVOLIS ATHINON - ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ORGANISMOU TOPIKIS AFTODIOIKISIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 238 750

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 481 348,75

ENVIROS SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 229 125

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 434 062,50

UPCOM BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 586 437,50

KARTERIS APOSTOLOS KARTERIS MARIN OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 357 187,50

WISSENSCHAFTLICHE VEREINIGUNG FUR DEN UMWELTSCHULZ IM MITTELMEER - MESAEP

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 390 312,50

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 341 401,25

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

TH SOULOS I KYLAFI EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 162 062,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690105

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 815 765

  • EU contribution

    € 6 472 015

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece