The Partnership observed that cities are in demand for more possibilities to integrate existing EU/MS/regional funds for implementing air quality measures. Furthermore, there is a need for an increase in the relevant funding options for urban projects/plans to carry out air quality management solutions.
The Partnership identified the following action to tackle the problem described above:
- Assessing funding needs for the sustainable design/implementation of Cities Air Quality Action Plans and develop an appropriate business model to fund air quality measures, considering also the possibilities offered by the integration of different funding instruments (e.g. blending facilities).
- Making recommendations for: - Improving the targeting of existing funding instruments on air quality, as well as for providing technical assistance for cities to access such funding instruments, thereby taking into account examples in Croatia and Poland.- Having funding bodies play a more active role in making funding opportunities easier to access for cities, as well as in facilitating the dissemination and the uptake of air quality–related project results in EU and national policy making.
The leader of this action is the city of Milan.
More details on this action can be found in the Action Plan.