There are important interactions between climate and air quality strategies, and development, economic and social policy objectives. However, maximizing the potential co-benefits from these - well-documented - interactions poses a host of complex challenges to decision makers. Unless put into context, these interactions could not only prohibit a cost-effective solution to both problems, but also lead to important trade-offs that unnecessarily waste important resources.
Model analyses, based on latest scientific findings and validated data, can provide valuable information on the design of (cost-)effective strategies that meet multiple policy objectives and yield potentially large economic synergies.
With an interdisciplinary team of researchers, MAG builds innovative methodologies that bring together relevant insights from recent research on geo-physical and economic aspects of pollution control. The program develops advanced analytical tools to identify pollution control strategies that put least burden to the economy while maximizing a wide range of environmental benefits. Together with a network of collaborators, MAG uses these tools to inform international negotiations and national planners in different regions of the world.
From farm to fork - a life cycle assessment of fresh Austrian pork
Journal of Cleaner Production, Article in press (Published online 11 January 2016) More
Greenhouse gas scenarios for Austria: a comparison of different approaches to emission trends
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16(2):565-574 (Published online 6 March 015) More
A policy review of synergies and trade-offs in South African climate change mitigation and air pollution control strategies
Environmental Science & Policy, 57:70-78 [March 2016] (Published online 21 December 2015) More
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