Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds


Organisation: Clean Air Action Group Website: Added: March 23, 2023
Project start date: June 12, 0017
Project end date: January 31, 2018


The project focused on achieving energy savings through the modernization (replacement) of existing outdated and energy-intensive escalators with modern energy-efficient escalators with higher operational safety and lower operating costs.

Financial data

The total cost was 24 514 079 czk (1 032 369 EUR)., EU funds provided 12 257 039 czk (516 184 EUR), Czech government paid 8 579 927 czk (361 329 EUR) and lastly national private sources provided 3 677 111 czk (154 855 EUR).


It is recommended to support energy efficiency measures in all areas of public transport – including infrastructural elements such as escalators – , which significantly reduce energy consumption and operational costs, which results in a lower carbon footprint and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. This is a positive outcome as it contributes to addressing the challenges of climate change and reducing the overall impact of the metro system on the environment. However, it is important to also consider the potential environmental impact of the production and disposal of the new infrastructural elements, which could offset some of the benefits of reduced energy consumption and operational costs.

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Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.