H2020 Pollution Reduction and Prevention Investments Sub Group

on 13 September 2010.

The H2020 Pollution Reduction Sub Group is one of the three sub-groups set up by the Horizon 2020 Steering Group. Chaired by the UfM Secretariat and the EIB the European Investment Bank (EIB), its task is the identification and development of investment projects to reduce the most significant sources of pollution in the Mediterranean.

The primary aim of this component is to develop a pipeline of priority projects addressing key pollution sources and to make the link between the financial viability/ownership of projects and their regional environmental significance. The initial idea was first to identify regionally significant and bankable projects and then to give these projects strategic priority in order to push them forward to implementation.

In support of this, the FEMIP (Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership) – funded Mediterranean Hot Spots Investment Programme – Project Preparation and Implementation Facility (MeHSIP-PPIF) is underway. It is now in its second phase of implementation (MeHSIP-PPIF II).