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.
New emission deterioration rates for gasoline cars - Results from long-term measurements
Atmospheric Environment, 101:58-64 (January 2015) (Published online 7 November 2014) More
Co-benefits of energy efficiency improvement and air pollution abatement in the Chinese iron and steel industry
Energy, Article in press (Published online 31 October 2014) More
On the limits to solar thermal power: A reply to Trainer
Energy Policy, Article in press (Published online 27 October 2014) More
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