European Commission

ICARUS (Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems) was a European research and innovation project that applied integrated tools and strategies for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance leading to the design and implementation of appropriate abatement strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities.

The project was funded by the Horizon 2020 EU programme and implemented from 2016 to the end of 2020. The consortium consisted of 17 partners from 9 European countries.

The ICARUS approach was applied in different European cities of variable size starting from relatively small cities (Brno, Basel, Ljubljana) to mid-size (Stuttgart, Thessaloniki) to large cities (Athens, Madrid and Milan). The cities were selected carefully to represent different urban settings.

As one of the main ENVIROS’s activities within the project was the participation in the selection of measures that were chosen to be easily feasible and implemented and to have a significant impact on the current anthropogenic emissions in the City of Brno. We aimed to estimate the emission reduction potentials for nine air pollutants and three GHGs in 2020–2030 following the theoretical implementation of four policy measures focusing on transport and energy.

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