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Air Quality Management and Climate Change Series: Modeling Climate Change and Air Quality

"How can air quality models applied to design and implement air pollution control policies in European countries?"

This sessions reflects how air quality models have been applied to design and implement air pollution control policies in Europe, how airshed-based management has been applied to ensure improvements in Air Quality in European countries, as well as how cost e... view more

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Introduction: Addressing air quality management through analytical work, technical assistance and lending is a top priority for the World Bank. Between 2003 and 2018 more than 560 World Bank group projects have addressed air, water and land pollution management. 

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Introduction to Clean Air: Markus Amann, Program Director, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis provides an introduction and outlines the agenda on Modeling Climate Change and Air Quality

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EU Air Quality Management Structure: EU has three layers of institutions involved in air quality management - European Union, National Governments and Cities/Provinces. 

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Greenhouse Gas - Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies: The GAINS tool brings together information important for cost-effective allocation of emission reductions, starting from trends and expectations of the social development and economic activities of each country. 

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Costs for Reducing Health Impacts from Fine PM: Use the GAINS model to identify how the costs are increasing, to what extent can the health can be improved, and what can be done to reduce emissions. 

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Asian Perspectives: What are the policy interventions that helped break the historic linkage between economic growth and emissions in Asia? What air quality improvements require a re-orientation of current policies? 

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China: Next stage measures in Hebei and Conclusion - How is China implementing the GAINS cost effectiveness analysis for the 2+26 planning area in the JinnJinJi region? 

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Q & A Part 1: How do the top 25 clean air measures have important co-benefits on climate? 

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Q & A Part 2: How does the air-shed model work in Europe? What is the national emissions ceiling and how does the emissions limit value policy work?

About the Presenters

Markus Amann

Program Director, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Markus Amann is the Program Director of the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program and co-leader of IIASA’s Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  He also serves as the head of the Centre for Integrated Assessment Modelling (CIAM) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) under the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). 

He has been appointed as a member of the Clean Air Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of “Environmental Modelling and Software” and lead author for the Working Group III report of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).