Air Pollution Policy Review 2011-2013

To mark 2013 as the 'EU year of the air', the European Commission has been conducting a comprehensive review of EU air pollution policy. IIASA's GAINS model provides the backbone for scientific analyses to identify practical measures that achieve further improvements in air quality in the most cost-effective way.

The European Commission's 2005 Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution established objectives for the protection of human health and the environment from the adverse impacts of air pollution. In 2010, the Commission developed a work plan for a comprehensive review of the Strategy in the period up to 2013.

IIASA contribution

IIASA has been supporting the Commission in the review of the Thematic Strategy and its related legal instruments on ambient air quality and national emission ceilings through modelling of emission baselines and scenarios for different policy options and their related impacts.

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Last edited: 19 March 2018


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Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

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