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.
AIR supports decision makers in devising smart solutions that deliver tangible benefits to diverse groups in society through innovative methodologies that bring together relevant insights from recent research on geo-physical, economic and social aspects of pollution control. In particular, AIR pioneers strategic research into a wide range of links between local air pollution and other policy objectives:
These research topics are addressed through specific projects, usually in close collaboration with partners that form a large international and multi-disciplinary scientific network.
Outcomes of the AIR project include:
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