GAINS-Europe

The GAINS model explores synergies and trade-offs between the control of local and regional air pollution and the mitigation of global greenhouse gas emissions

GAINS-Europe

The GAINS model explores synergies and trade-offs between the control of local and regional air pollution and the mitigation of global greenhouse gas emissions. Its European implementation covers 43 countries in Europe including the European part of Russia. GAINS estimates emissions, mitigation potentials and costs for the major air pollutants (SO2, NOx, PM, NH3, VOC) and for the six greenhouse gases included in the Kyoto Protocol.

Policy applications

The GAINS model and its predecessor, the RAINS model, have been applied to assist key policy negotiations on improving air quality in Europe. These include

under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution:

for the European Union:


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CONTACT DETAILS

Wolfgang Schöpp

Guest Senior Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 309

Robert Sander

Systems Analyst/Software Specialist Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 365

Access to the GAINS-Europe model

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313