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.
Economic impacts of EU clean air policies assessed in a CGE framework
Environmental Science and Policy, 55(1):54-64 [January 2016] More
Modelling PM2.5 impact indicators in Europe: Health effects and legal compliance
Environmental Modelling & Software, Article in press (Published online 8 April 2015) More
Greenhouse gas scenarios for Austria: a comparison of different approaches to emission trends
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Article in press (Published online 6 March 2015) More
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