Sub-regional workshop for experts from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA) countries to improve their understanding of the GAINS model.

The GAINS (Greenhouse Gas – Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies) model was used to support the negotiations for the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). Since 2014, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) secretariat to CLRTAP has carried out activities under the Convention’s assistance programme to support countries in EECCA. Recently some EECCA countries have indicated their need for a better understanding of the GAINS model. As a result, with the support of UNECE, IIASA is organizing a 5-day sub-regional workshop for experts from EECCA countries to improve their familiarity with GAINS.

Enhancing the understanding of national experts about the GAINS model will help them in developing emission projections, as well as in setting their emission reduction targets for 2030 and beyond, which is a necessary step in the ratification process of the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol).

The workshop will focus on hands-on training sessions In which GAINS model experts will assist EECCA country experts to work with their national data. 

For more information about the GAINS model, click here, and to access the model itself please click here.

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